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Fort Worth, Texas: Lee Harvey Oswald's Grave Team Field Report

Rose Hill Park Cemetery

7301 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX
From E. Lancaster Ave./Hwy 180 turn north onto Rose Hill Drive. Take the first right into the cemetery. Take the first right, heading south, paralleling Rose Hill Drive. You'll see a big red mausoleum straight ahead. Park just before the mausoleum. Walk to the west (back toward Rose Hill Drive). Oswald's plain red granite slab is a couple of rows in, mostly by itself. Look for the worn patch of grass.
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Lee Harvey Oswald's Grave

Oswald is buried in what is now called Rose Hill Park, the only cemetery in the Dallas area that would take him. Report... [01/28/2012]

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Oswald and Nick Beef.

Lee Harvey Oswald's Grave

The coordinates and other descriptions of location were perfect! There's a blue house with a yellow door that faces the graveyard on the other side of the fence that is opposite the grave.

[Andrea, 09/08/2023]
Lee Harvey Oswald Grave

Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery removed the Hidell gravestone, which is about 13 paces from Oswald's, after complaints. "Hidell" was the alias Oswald used to buy the guns that killed JFK and Officer Tippit. People have been complaining to the cemetery about the Hidell gravestone, which is a suspected prank, since April 2017, when it was installed. It is believed it was a "directional marker" for those looking for Oswald's grave. The Hidell marker was removed on March 26, 2019.

[Victoria Balfour, 04/03/2019]

Hidell grave.

Lee Harvey Oswald's Grave

I have been to the grave twice. First on February 16 and then March 11, 2019. On this second trip I noticed a new-looking marker, 17 paces from the Oswald grave, close to the road, in the direction of the Shannon mausoleum, that's engraved "Hidell."

Assassination buffs will know that Oswald used the alias "Alek J. Hidell," and that when he was arrested he had a Selective Service card with his photo and the name Alek J. Hidell. Seems too weird to be a coincidence. I suspect a JFK buff bought the plot and, like the Nick Beef grave next to Oswald's, it's empty.

The cemetery workers told me they'd never seen it before. The guy at the office was startled when I showed him a New York Times story about Oswald and the Hidell alias, but he wouldn't comment on who bought the plot. An eerie coincidence, or another Nick-Beef-style prank?

[Victoria Balfour, 03/21/2019]
Lee Harvey Oswald's Grave

Coordinates are great, but not everyone is equipped to interpret them. Other directions worked for me, but here are my improved suggestions: When pulling in front of the Rose Hill funeral home, one can see the large entry gates to the right. Just remember if you enter that way to bear left at the first fork. You'll need to curve left until you're behind the funeral home driving further into the cemetery. There are many mausoleums that can confuse you, so drive behind the funeral home and go further into the property parallel to the chain link fence. Make sure you can see the neighboring homes, but do not follow the house colors as they have changed. The house addresses are accurate but too far in the distance to see. The easiest landmark is the "Shannon" family mausoleum along the roadway.

Oswald is about twenty five paces behind the Shannon mausoleum and up a few nearby steps. If the adjoining Nick Beef plot and tale is accurate, it makes the journey to the edge of the city more fun.

[Gino Durante, 01/14/2017]
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