An historic cemetery in south Minneapolis, Oak Hill is a non-sectarian cemetery offering calm beauty in the midst of the City.
Oak Hill Cemetery was founded in 1859 by Richfield pioneers. On or about February 1, 1859, a group of Richfield 'cittizens' met to organize an association, responding to their 'duty as well as our privilege to provide and set apart grounds for the final resting place of our dead,' to develop a 'Burying Ground.' Initially planned for Mr. Gillmore's land near Wood Lake, it was, on February 14, 1859, approved that land offered by Nelson Pratt and his brother David Pratt be chosen as the site of Oak Hill Cemetery. The original two acres of land 'on or near the top of the hill North of David Pratt's house' were purchased at the price of 'twelve & 1/2 dollars pr acre.'
Oak Hill Cemetery, as organized and managed by the Richfield Cemetery Association, encompasses about fifteen acres in south Minneapolis, about 10 acres of which are currently platted for gravesites.
Visit Oak Hill Cemetery any day from sunrise to sunset.
Oak Hill is grateful for a wide community of caring volunteers. From families to neighbors to youth groups, we welcome those interested in the beautification and maintenance of the Cemetery. If you have an interest, give us a call!