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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

San Mateo County Cemeteries: Oakwood Community

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Located on the grounds of Sacred Heart School at 140 Valparaiso Ave in Atherton, this small burial ground serves the nuns of the religious of Sacre Coeur of Jesus (RSCJ).  Also located here is a retirement home for the religious community.  

Alden R. Tagg, on surveying this cemetery in August of 1998, noted that "Stones are mostly alike, at ground level, rectangular most with Alpha/Omega symbol, others with a cross, all with "RSCJ' prominently marked.  The area is well cared for.

"The cemetery is laid out in rows which are oriented roughly N-S, with a central path and a statue in the trees at the western end. Facing toward the statue, left is northerly, right is southerly. The school track is adjacent north, a road is adjacent west and south, a very visible water tank tower is east across another road."

Oakwood Community Cemetery - Find A Grave  Lists 282 burials, 98% have photographs

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