Oakwood Cemetery (Waco, Texas)
Founded in 1878, to relieve crowded conditions at Waco's main, First Street Cemetery, the cemetery was built on the site of an abandoned horse racing track.
Many interred remains from other early local graveyards were moved here because of the better maintenance of these grounds. Since 1898, the Oakwood Cemetery Association, a private group, has operated this tract, although the land remains the property of the city. The board of directors of the association consists of women only, as provided in the original by-laws.
The cemetery is characterised by tree-lined streets, large monuments and angels.
- William Cowper Brann (1855–1898) Crusading journalist, and playwright. Editor of the Iconoclast
- Rufus Columbus Burleson (1823–1901) President of Baylor University twice, 1851–1861 and 1886–1897.
- Richard Coke (1829– 1897) Twice elected Governor of Texas, United States Senator. Coke is buried near his “friend through eternity”, David Richard Wallace. Their life-size statues face each other. Interred at Lot 66, block 1.
- Hallie Earle (1880–1963) First licensed female physician in Waco, only female graduate of 1907 Baylor University Medical School in Dallas.
- Neil McLennan (ca. 1777–1867) Namesake of McLennan County, Texas pioneer of Scottish birth.
- Patrick Morris Neff (1871–1952) Governor of Texas and President of Baylor University. Interred at Lot 149, section F.
- Lawrence Sullivan Ross (1838–1898) Namesake of Sul Ross State University, United States Senator, Governor of Texas, President of Texas A&M University. Texas Ranger who recaptured Cynthia Ann Parker. Confederate Army Brigadier General. Interred at Lot 5, block 1.
- Edgar E. Witt (1876-1965) Lieutenant Governor of Texas 1931-1935, Chair American-Mexican Claims Commission, Chief Commissioner Indian Claims Commission.