The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery is a volunteer organization with a mission to preserve, protect and promote Oakwood Cemetery, a historic cemetery in Macomb, Illinois. Through the organization's efforts, Oakwood was designated as a local historic site in 2016 and received state historic designation in 2018.


The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery

  • Support the upkeep and beautification of the cemetery
  • Raise funds for the cemetery, through donations and bequests
  • Maintain contact with relatives of those buried at Oakwood Cemetery, through a newsletter and a website and in doing so enlarge support beyond present town residents
  • Develop cultural events connected with the cemetery, including tours, monument dedications or re-dedications, dramatic performances, and other events
  • Promote the cemetery as a symbol of community