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 Cemetery Database / Oberlin Heritage Center – Searchable database with information, GPS locations, and photographs for every monument and burial in the cemetery.
- Westwood Cemetery Database / City of Oberlin – Searchable database and map of burials in the cemetery. City cemetery information page.
- 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.
- Friends of Westwood Cemetery - Join this volunteer advocacy group to support the care and improvement of Westwood Cemetery
- Oberlin College Archives – See their Teaching Resources feature for Westwood Cemetery
- Platt Family Marker (Woman and a Cross) - Mini history feature
- Gentle Stone Cleaning Methods - Cleaning guide from The Friends of Westwood Cemetery