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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  • August 8, 2017
    Main gate is under construction, but we did not observe anyone working on this during our weekday visit. Ask at Lizzie Borden House for driving directions into alternate enterance. We ended up parking...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    We went to the cemetery to visit the graves of Lizzie Borden and her family. There are arrows in the pavement which direct you to the Borden plot but the front gate was closed for work repairs. We fou...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Even on a very hot day (it was 91 degrees) there was enough shade and a pleasant breeze that kept us very comfortable as we explored this beautiful cemetery and lingered for awhile at the burial site ...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    Nice untill they took stuf down
  • September 9, 2016
    Great cemetery with rolling hills. Check out the famous Lizzie Borden's grave while here!
  • May 26, 2016
    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!!!
  • December 3, 2014
    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.
  • July 20, 2014
    This cementery is great. I have got book La Restauradora and remember this cementery

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