Oakwood Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery is operated and maintained by the City of Baldwin City. The cemetery is open to the public daily from 6am to 10pm.


All monuments and markers in Oakwood Cemetery shall be made of granite, bronze, or marble. Upright monuments are permitted only in designated sections of the cemetery, and there are size and height restrictions. Click here for more specific information.


Headstone placement must be permitted by the City, and solid concrete footings are required. Repairs to monuments are the responsibility of the family.

Headstones shall be placed entirely on a burial space, or burial spaces where one stone will be used for two adjacent burial spaces


Plants and flowers may be displayed, but are not allowed in glass jars, bottles, or cans. Containers or stands may be anchored, but must not be tripping or mowing hazards. Flower receptacles for flush markers must be in-ground or inverted


Artificial flowers are permitted, but must be in suitable containers. Cut flowers and containers may be removed by cemetery personnel two weeks after Memorial Day. Planting trees, shrubs, and flowers is the responsibility of cemetery personnel. Private plantings on graves are not permitted


Temporary decorations are allowed, such as: 

  • Figurines
  • Flags
  • Flower arrangements
  • Hanging iron planters
  • Potted plants
  • Vases
  • Wreaths

Such items should be placed as near the headstone as possible. Cemetery personnel will remove decorations from graves if or when they become unsightly.

Unless prior arrangements are made, staff will not be responsible for the return of any temporary decorations.


Burial spaces may be purchased by calling 785-594-6907. The cost is $500 per space. The cost for opening/closing full spaces for interment on a weekday is $400. There is an additional fee for opening/closing on weekends. Vaults are required for casket burials in Oakwood Cemetery. Opening and closing of urn sites is done at a reduced fee.

The City maintains the records of persons interred at Oakwood Cemetery, and a list is generally posted on the west wall of the sexton’s building, located on the property.

Steve Wright, Cemetery Sexton, is responsible for the routine maintenance of Oakwood Cemetery, including mowing, tree care, weeding, painting, trimming of the grounds, and repairs to graves and crypts that may be necessary to prevent damages to adjoining graves or potential injury to the public. If you detect a maintenance issue, please contact Public Works at 785-594-6907.

Oakwood Cemetery Location

300-398 N 200 Road

Baldwin City, KS 66006