Breckenridge Cemetery

Breckenridge Cemetery is located in the southeast area of Breckenridge, bordered by East Elliot Street on the north, Graham Avenue on the east, and Flint Avenue on the west. The oldest grave is that of Dr. Alexander Miller, whom a jealous doctor shot to death in 1872.

The City of Breckenridge maintains the records for the cemetery, and is responsible for maintenance of the well-kept cemetery. Records are also kept in the office located near the entrance. The city issues deeds for all cemetery spaces that are sold.

Many of the records for the old section of the cemetery have been lost or destroyed. Linda Knight said, “Spaces in the baby land section were bought when needed and no deeds were issued.” In the older funeral home records, the cemetery is referred to as Oaklawn, East Side, or Breckenridge Cemetery.

John W. Kelley, W.B. Guinn, Henry Black, Warren Veale, Milton Daniel, and the City of Breckenridge have all donated land for the cemetery.

Cemetery Ordinance 20-12

Confederate Veterans Buried At Breckenridge Cemetery