Oak Hill Memorial Park

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Oak Hill Memorial Park
Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum.jpg
Oak Hill Mausoleum
CountryUnited States

Oak Hill Memorial Park is a cemetery in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California.[1]

It is the oldest secular cemetery operating in California, dating from 1847, predating the California Gold Rush by one year. As of 2014 the cemetery had over 15,000 interments.[2]

Notable interments[edit]

Apostolic Fountain
Chinese Pavilion

Numerous notable persons are interred at Oak Hill:

The cemetery has an Overland Pioneers Memorial to early settlers of the Santa Clara Valley.[5]

There is a cemetery plot dedicated to members of the Grand Army of the Republic.[6]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oak Hill Memorial Park
  2. ^ Oak Hill Memorial Park at Find a Grave
  3. ^ Binheim, Max; Elvin, Charles A (1928). Women of the West; a series of biographical sketches of living eminent women in the eleven western states of the United States of America. p. 38. Retrieved 8 August 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ Lake County Publishing Co. (1893). Portrait and biographical record of Macon County, Illinois, pp. 195–198
  5. ^ Overland Pioneers Memorial at Find a Grave
  6. ^ "Events". United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County. Retrieved 2011-06-01.

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Coordinates: 37°17′56″N 121°51′37″W / 37.29889°N 121.86028°W / 37.29889; -121.86028