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Oakland Cemetary


category : Cemeteries
The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln's first sweetheart, lies in Oakland Cemetary. Her tombstone bears an inscription written by Edgar Lee Masters, who is buried nearby.


Admission: Free
Address: Oakland Avenue
Phone: 217-632-7363
Wheelchair Accessible Facility. Take Hwy. 97 into Petersburg to Lincoln Ave. and turn west. Keep west to Oakland and turn south. Proceed south approximately 1 mi. Oakland Cemetary will be on the west side of the road.

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