While on our trip to Providence Road Island, we took a night and day and headed out to Fall River, Massachusetts in November of 2015, one of our stops was the Oak Grave Cemetery.
Oak Grove Cemetery is a historic cemetery located at 765 Prospect Street in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Oak Grove Cemetery was established in 1855 and greatly improved upon in the years that followed. It features Gothic Revival elements, including an elaborate entrance arch constructed of locally quarried Fall River granite. The cemetery originally contained 47 acres, but has since been expanded to roughly 100 acres. The cemetery is the city's most significant, built in the planned rural-garden style of Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was designed and laid out by local architect Josiah Brown, who is also known for his designs of early mills including the Union, Border City, and others. For more history about this cemetery, check out our video below.
There are paranormal claims at this cemetery, so for more information about that, check out our video below.
Our main reason for stopping at the cemetery was to visit Lizzie Borden's grave and the Borden Family plot. Little did we know at the time we would be growing our YouTube channel or that most people who were involved with the Lizzie Borden trail are buried in this cemetery. So, with that being said, we need to go back to this cemetery and do some more on-site research and documentation in the future.
Please let us know if the comments below if you have been to this cemetery before or would like to visit it someday in the future.
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