Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Local cemeteries of Cleveland County

In the July issue of The Norman Transcript, then just a fledgling newspaper, it was written that "Early burial plots in the territory were school sections, but Normanites in June, 1890 began making plans for a cemetery, (now called Norman I.O.O.F), fearing that the use of school land would not be permitted much longer."

What happened to these graves?  Only a few from Berry and Main Street were moved.  The rest at this cemetery were covered over by a parking lot where a "Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler" now sits. At 1230 W. Main.

School sections were 3, 16 and 36.