Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River

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Oak Grove Cemetery is a historic cemetery located at 765 Prospect Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. It was established in 1855 and greatly improved upon in the years that followed. It features Gothic Revival elements, including an elaborate entrance arch constructed of locally-quarried Fall River granite. The cemetery originally contained 47 acres, but has since been expanded to roughly 100 acres. The cemetery is the city's most significant, built in the planned rural-garden style of Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was designed and laid out by local architect Josiah Brown, who is also known for his designs of early mills including the Union, Border City, and others.Oak Grove Cemetery is the final resting place of many of the city's elite, including prominent mill owners and merchants. It also contains the city's Civil War Monument, donated by Richard Borden.The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It is still owned and operated by the City of Fall River.
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  • Very beautiful and nicely kept cemetery. The most famous grave is Lizzie Borden's. Our family did a Halloween trip and this was one of the main stops. On our tour we visited Sleepy Hollow NY home of t...  more »
  • Though on a rainy day, the grounds were very well kept and the burial site was prepared well. The construction on one of the entry gates was not convenient, but what must be done for upkeep, must be d...  more »
  • Always well maintained. My son is buried here and they allow candles, flowers, statues, etc where other places are beginning to ban these items. Quite a few notable names scattered around also!  more »
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  • Nice untill they took stuf down
  • I have a good friend that is rest there
  • Great cemetery with rolling hills. Check out the famous Lizzie Borden's grave while here!
  • This cemetery is beautiful and peaceful. I went and visited Lizzie Borden. I had a nice time. It was a nice experience on my New England tour.
  • Who would want to see Lizzie gray killer borden all of you don't go to her cematary!!!!!! Cause you want lighting to come so she can wake up and kill you?!?!?!!! So sickening!!!

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