The City of Austin was founded in 1839 and shortly thereafter, the State of Texas deeded what is now known as Oakwood Cemetery to the City. Today, City of Austin Cemetery Operations, a division of the Parks and Recreation Department, operates five municipal cemeteries and maintains two family cemeteries. These cemeteries are located across the city of Austin and consist of 200+ acres of cemetery grounds, more than 80,000 burials, and five historic buildings. Cemetery Operations is located at Austin Memorial Park and the staff manages the grounds, administrative operations, burials, and historic resources.
The municipal cemeteries include: Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Oakwood Cemetery, Oakwood Cemetery Annex, and Plummers Cemetery. The family cemeteries include the cemetery at Longview Park and the Stanley-Nolen Cemetery at Garrison Park.
City of Austin Municipal Cemeteries
Austin Memorial Park
2800 Hancock Drive, Austin, Texas 78731
Austin Memorial Park was established in 1927 and houses the Cemetery Operations offices. The lawn cemetery is more than 80 acres and still has spaces available for purchase.
Established in 1839, Oakwood Cemetery is Austin’s first municipal burial ground. The cemetery sits on 40 acres and contains the graves of many early local leaders. The 1914 Oakwood Cemetery Chapel is programmed by PARD Museum and Cultural Programs.
Plummers Cemetery was established in 1898 as a private cemetery serving Austin’s African American community. It was acquired by the City of Austin in 1957. Please visit or contact the Cemetery Operations office for additional information about maps of Plummers Cemetery.