Oberlin Cemetery Gets Spring Cleaning

Entrance to Oberlin Cemetery

Entrance to Oberlin Cemetery

A group of NCSU students, members of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, joined Friends of Oberlin Cemetery March 28 in the annual spring cleaning of the neighborhood’s historic burial ground.

PNCSU students help haul brush from the historic Oberlin Cemetery.

NCSU students help haul brush from the historic Oberlin Cemetery.

Participants hauled out a huge pile of brush and fallen limbs from the  reconstruction-era cemetery,

Designated as a City of Raleigh historic landmark in February, 2013, Oberlin Cemetery is located in the heart of Oberlin Village and is the burial site of some of the most prominent members of the African American community. There are believed to be over 600 graves, some still marked by gravestones and ornate monuments.

For more information on Oberlin Cemetery and the Friends of Oberlin Village, please visit their website at, like them on Facebook at, or contact Sabrina Goode at

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