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CEMETERY PROGRAMS

Restoring history. Honoring lives. 

North Township acquired Oak Hill Cemetery when conditions at the century-old resting place for thousands of local individuals had gone from bad to worse.


Known mostly for its Civil War veterans and as a final resting place of region notables who helped establish and grow Hammond into a model city in the early and mid-1900s, Oak Hill continues to be a a working cemetery under the watchful eye of the North Township Trustee's office.


Since taking ownership of Oak Hill, the grounds have been restored, grave markers have been replaced, a database of all of those buried there has been created and the main gate replaced (pictured above). Work continues on the grounds of the once-neglected cemetery.

Did you know?

There are 2,500 burial plots remaining at Oak Hill Cemetery. Most of the remaining burial spaces are located inside and near the two mausoleums. 

To learn more, please call Cemetery Manager Kelly Vicari at (219) 746-7668.