Oak Hill History


Oak Hill Pioneer

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Oak Hill Cemetery

Oak Hill Memorial Association

The Oak Hill Memorial Association, a not-for-profit organization, has been entrusted with the responsibility of managing the historic Oak Hill Cemetery since 1913. The Associationís mission is to share the historic and cultural importance of Oak Hill Cemetery through community outreach, and to preserve and improve the existing facilities to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Visit us in person to learn about our Revolutionary War veteran, our much honored Madame, the first Mayor of Birmingham, entrepreneurs, industrialist, Governors, and many more who shaped Birmingham and Alabama.

We at the Association encourage you to tour this historic site.  The Cemetery is open to the public 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday for self guided walking tours.  Guided tours are available with prior arrangement.  Please visit the Pioneer Chapel on arrival.

Assn Policies

Cemetery Etiquette


Association Policies



A complete copy of the cemetery policies and procedures are available at the administration office.  Contact information is located at the bottom of each page of this website.


Cemetery Etiquette



Cemeteries are collections of privately owned outdoor sculpture.

1.    Please stay in the designated walkways, off cemetery lots and do not touch any memorials or artifacts.

2.     Appreciate the memorials as they are. Do not add to, take away from, or modify a memorial in any way, even if you have exceptionally good taste. If itís not yours, donít touch it.

3.     Show respect for the dead, their surviving families, and their loved ones. Do not intrude on memorial services. Do not bring alcohol, firearms, or entertainment items into the cemetery.

4.     Keep your pets under your control on a leash and away from memorials and artifacts. Clean up after your pets.

5.     Well-behaved children under the direct supervision of responsible adults are welcome. Teach children to respect cemeteries. Running, playing, and noisy activities are not appropriate in cemeteries.

6.     Enjoy the natural peace and serenity of the cemetery. Do not litter and do not disturb the plants and wildlife that inhabit the site.

7.     Know the rules and regulations and abide by them. Group activities, tours, and special events must be registered in advance. Promptly report any suspicious activities to the management.







Oak Hill Memorial Association

1120 North 19th Street

Birmingham, Alabama  35234

(205) 251-6532

For information, contact the Director, Stuart Oates