Oakland Cemetery is owned and operated by the City of Hutchinson and is under the direct supervision of the Mayor and City Council of Hutchinson.
The City’s goal is to provide a quiet, peaceful, and beautiful space, respectful of those buried here, and their families.
Throughout the year Oakland Cemetery pursues the highest standards in grounds maintenance. To meet the Cemetery’s goals, investments in land and facilities have been made. To improve and preserve the appearance of Oakland Cemetery, the cooperation of all lot owners is required.
For the mutual protection of lot owners, the City has adopted ordinances, which all properties are subject to. Amendments to the ordinances are adopted by the City Council from time to time. Property documents make reference to future amendments and ordinances are enforced for all properties.
Oakland Cemetery was established in 1857 upon the death of a four-year-old boy. Legend has it that the boy’s mother would not allow him to be buried out on the prairie where his grave may be disturbed. Records show that there were also two other burials in 1857.
At that time, the cemetery was on the outer edge of the community, far removed from any populated area. Through the years, as Hutchinson has grown, the cemetery has gradually been surrounded by development. However, the cemetery has not lost the beauty and serenity that was original to this site, named Oakland Cemetery for the majestic oak trees which still overlook cemetery grounds.
Today Oakland Cemetery rests on approximately 34 acres of land in south-central Hutchinson. There have been more than 7,000 burials in the cemetery.
The addition of columbarium and cremation burial areas has expanded the range of services offered by Oakland Cemetery.
Oakland Cemetery is now offering this cemetery search link, to the public, to find those buried in Oakland Cemetery.
(DISCLAIMER: Oakland Cemetery makes every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained in these documents. Every attempt is made to keep the information up-to-date and accurate, however, Oakland Cemetery makes no warranty, guarantee or promise, expressed or implied, concerning the content of the documents).
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm
or call (320) 234-4455 to schedule an appointment.
1400 Adams St SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350-7010
Street Address (no mail receptacle)
805 Oakland Ave SW
Office / Maintenance
The office and maintenance facility are conveniently located on cemetery grounds.
Oakland Cemetery offers many options for interment
- Single, double, and triple in-ground burial space for caskets or cremations
- Upright or flush marker areas for in-ground casketed and cremation interments
- Flush marker areas for in-ground infant interments
- Columbaria for cremation interments
There are several potential commemoration projects. Projects may be based on a one-time donation or on-going support, depending upon the project. Please contact the Public Works Department for more information, or to make a designated or undesignated donation. Some commemoration projects may include:
This is a Cemetery ~
Lives are commemorated, deaths are recorded, families are reunited,
memories are made tangible, and love is undisguised.
This is a Cemetery.
Communities accord respect, families bestow reverence,
historians seek information and our heritage is thereby enriched.
Testimonies of devotion, pride and remembrance are cast in bronze to pay
warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life, not to the death, of a loved one.
The Cemetery is homeland for memorials that are
a sustaining source of comfort to the living.
The cemetery is a history of people, a perpetual record of yesterday
and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today.
A Cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering ~ Always.
~ Author unknown ~