Oak Grove Cemetery was established in 1788. The cemetery is divided into three main sections: the old white section, the old black section, and towards the back the "new" section.
The cemetery listing for Oak Grove reads like a "Who's Who" of Camden County settlers. Under the old oaks laden with Spanish moss you'll find the first settlers of St. Marys as well as the founders of both Kingsland and Woodbine. Acadians have found their final resting place behind brick walls; in addition, there are numerous yellow fever victims resting under the moss draped oak trees.
One of the most beautiful monuments in Oak Grove is the "Angel." I [Tara Fields] have recently finished resurveying this cemetery and have posted the records in my burial section.
For the most part the majority of the cemeteries in Camden County are segregated; very few mix burials. This isn't really an "unwritten rule" anymore for the most part people tend to be buried with their families. In the past segregation was forced upon society; today it's mainly a matter of wanting to be buried near loved ones.
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