Westwood Cemetery was dedicated on July 16, 1864 and is Oberlin’s only cemetery. It is located in southwest Oberlin on Morgan Street. Westwood is owned and operated by the City of Oberlin and contains about 9,200 burials. Today many residents walk, jog, and bike the pathways of this peaceful and picturesque memorial park. Use the following resources to access Westwood Cemetery information:
- Westwood Gravestone Inventory Database – Explore the new online Westwood gravestone database to view marker and genealogical information for over 5,000 monuments. This database is in progress and new information is added as it becomes available. The database contains records of individuals interred prior to spring 2012. To access the database, follow the link and click "Guest Account." Do not enter an account name or password. Please see also our page “Tips for Using the Databases.” Note, this parts of this database are best viewed with the browser Internet Explorer.
- Westwood Section Map - Map showing the lettered sections and trails of Westwood Cemetery.
- Self-Guided "Welcome to Westwood Cemetery" Brochure – Take this handy one-page guide to Westwood Cemetery with you to see highlights of the cemetery, including the markers and monuments for twenty-four of Oberlin's historic residents.
- Guide to Westwood Cemetery – This 64-page booklet contains maps, historical features, and natural highlights of Oberlin's cemetery. It is available online or at the Oberlin Heritage Center's museum store.
- Radicals and Reformers – Inquire about the Radicals and Reformers History Walk of Westwood Cemetery, available to groups by reservation April through October and to the public most fall seasons.
- Resource Center – Call, email, or make an appointment at the Oberlin Heritage Center Resource Center if you have questions about particular markers, individuals, or photographs.
- Oberlin College Archives - See their Teaching Resources feature for Westwood Cemetery