Oak Hill Cemetery
Oak Hill Cemetery was established in 1831, three years before the town of Talladega was incorporated, and more than a year before Talladega County was created on December 18, 1832.) Graven images stand silent vigil over 33 acres in one of Alabama’s oldest and most significant cemeteries. Walking around the cemetery and reading the headstones can be as informative as reading a history book. Uniquely, beginning with the Revolutionary War, there are veterans from every American conflict entrusted to Oak Hill.
Right inside the entrance to Oak Hill is a granite pyramid: The Jackson Memorial that was erected by the Andrew Jackson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The remains of 19 soldiers killed in 1813 at the Battle of Talladega during the Creek War were re-buried here after their burial site was sold. In March 2016, the Alabama Charter Chapter of the Daughters of 1812 placed a new marker in honor of the men killed directly in front of the older monument.
During the April in Talladega “Ghosts of Talladega” Cemetery Tour, quests will will hear stories of Talladega’s past citizens by characters telling of their lives and history. Tours are scheduled for Friday at 4pm and Saturday at 10am and 2pm and will last about an hour.