In 2019, Nadia K. Orton, then existing Secretary and Historian of the Historic Oak Lawn Cemetery Foundation, gained Virginia state funding (HB 2311) and a historical highway marker for Oak Lawn Cemetery.
We believe preservation efforts for Oak Lawn Cemetery should include the following: (1) general and continuous maintenance (inclusive of all issues that may lead to further deterioration of the graves of Oak Lawn, and may constitute dangerous conditions for descendants and visitors), removal of dead and fallen trees, poisonous plants, and treat open holes and depressions; (2) regular outreach to descendant communities and the general public, through publicly advertised meetings and other communications, as originally developed for the cemetery in 2011, and (3) open and respectful support for all cemetery volunteers, and their cumulative work on Oak Lawn Cemetery. Our record on these subjects is clear and thoroughly documented, and we remain committed to these goals.
Oak Lawn Cemetery (est. 1885) is located within Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District