The Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Jefferson opened around 1846. Alan Urquhart, a founder of Jefferson, donated a cemetery site that was proved to be unusable for burials, and therefore he donated this present site which was much larger and more beautiful than the previous site.
Oakwood Cemetery contains above ground burial sites similar to those found in southern Lousiana, as well as elaborately ornamental monuments similar to monuments found in the original thirteen colonies.
The Historic Oakwood Cemetery is the final resting place of several famous people including Diamond Bessie, John Vines, Outlaws Jesse Robinson & Bill Rose, Kate Woods, Jessie Allen Wise and Captain Joseph H. Platt.
The gates of Oakwood Cemetery are open during daylight hours.