Oakwood Cemetery has been serving all faiths in Warren and Trumbull, Ohio since the 1800's. This 35-acre cemetery is located at 860 Niles Road S.E. in Warren, Ohio. Oakwood Cemetery is the city and county's most historic places to visit in Warren, Ohio. Buried there are many of Warren's most prominent families such as the Packards and Perkinses, as well as numerous veterans from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, World Wars I and II and the Vietnam War.
Some background info on the most prominent families buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Some of which escaped slavery and served in the military):
Perkins Family: The Perkins family lot that included the headstones of Gen. Simon Perkins and other family members. Perkins served in the War of 1812 and built a home and office/library on Mahoning Avenue. The structures are now the city hall complex. Perkins had nine children, one of whom was a founder of the Western Reserve Historical Society. Another son, Jacob, helped establish the cemetery and was president of the Mahoning-Cleveland Railroad.
Judge Calvin Pease: Near the Perkins site is where Judge Calvin Pease is laid to rest. He was Trumbull County's first clerk of courts and served on the Ohio Supreme Court.
Judge Leicester King: Judge King, an abolitionist, came to the area from Connecticut and tried to end black laws, which restricted the civil rights of blacks. In addition to serving for seven years as a common pleas judge, and in the state Senate, Judge King became the first president of the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society, formed in 1835. His house was an open home for visitors. It is believed that it was a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Packard Family: Several members of the Packard family are laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery. This includes William Packard, the first postmaster of Lordstown in the 1830s and his son, W.D. Packard, "gave us Packard Music Hall. James Ward Packard and his wife are buried together nearby. He invented the Packard motor car. The Packards have been around the Mahoning Valley for over 200 years.
David Tod: A lawyer and governor during the Civil War, he bought land and sold lots. He also established a village that is modern-day Girard.
Joseph G. Butler Sr.: A county sheriff during the Civil War, and his son was a founder of The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown.
Robert Ratliff: A Civil War general, who led the 12th Calvary, was founder of 2nd National Bank, which is now Sky Bank.
Charles Hill: Perhaps the only black Civil War veteran at Oakwood Cemetery. After the war, he was a custodian and performed other jobs.
Lucia Darling Park. Lucia lived with an uncle, Sidney Edgerton, who was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln to be governor of the Montana Territory. She is thought to be the territory's first teacher, and she later served at Berea College in Kentucky. Park also was instrumental in fighting for women's rights.
Charles Washington. Charles settled in Warren in 1857 after escaping from slavery on the Underground Railroad. His 300-mile journey began in Louden, Va., and included a freight train ride from Pittsburgh to Salem.
Zell Hart Deming. Zegan began a career at the Warren Tribune writing obituaries and society columns before she "worked her way up the ranks" and became its owner.
Oakwood Cemetery is Warren's oldest active burial site and is operated as a nonprofit organization. Burial sites and a cremains section are available in this cemetery. Oakwood Cemetery offers a choice of burial options, including graves permitting above ground grave markers or headstones and upright monuments. Milano Monuments has served the Warren and Trumbull County Ohio community for a number of years. Together we have helped families plan and carry out dignified tributes to their loved ones.
Family-owned and operated since 1969, Milano Monuments offers the best quality, service, value, and craftsmanship in the monument industry. Our on-staff Cemetery Advisors know the rules and regulations of Oakwood Cemetery, and can assist you with everything from lot selection to cemetery regulations to the style and color of your memorial. We make pre-arrangement planning comfortable and easy for you, whether it a single grave marker or headstone, custom-designed estate cemetery monument or family mausoleum.
We'll work with you to create your memorial on our computer aided design system. You'll see a full-size rendering of your memorials before it's committed to granite.
860 Niles Rd SE
Warren, Ohio 44483