By: Anna Shay Wasden
To aid in your travels around the cemetery, a detailed “map” is available online. Each entry corresponds with a numbered marker in the cemetery. From there, a treasure hunt ensues as you try to find each marker and learn about what soul rests there. Favorites of many returning wanderers include Marker 7 of Jim the Slave and Marker 25 of Billy Ludecas. The author disclaims that his information is complete fact, saying much of it comes from Montgomery lore and tales. Nonetheless, a tour through Oakwood is the ideal way to quickly immerse yourself in Montgomery’s history.