Oakwood Cemetery is located near the Lansingburgh area of northern Troy, New York, east of Cohoes and northeast of Albany, the capital of New York State.
Oakwood has three entrance gates.
The main entrance to the cemetery and the Earl Chapel is from Oakwood Avenue, Rt. 40. The Cemetery Office at the Lower Gate House is at the bottom of the hill, at the east end of 101st Street. The office can be reached either by entering the cemetery at the 101st gate or coming down the hill from the upper level.
NOTE: If you are using mapping software to find the Chapel and main part of the cemetery, use “186 Oakwood Avenue” Do not put in “50 101st Street”.
Route 40 (Oakwood Ave.) intersects with Route 142 to the north and Route 7 to the south, near the center of Troy. Route 7 in Troy is also called Hoosick Street. Interstate 787 has an exit to Troy at Route 7. (Don’t be confused, because Route 7 in New York State becomes Route 9 at the Vermont border).
From Hoosick Street, turn north on Route 40. Go past St. Mary’s Hospital and Frear Park. Within a half mile you will see on your left the entrance to Oakwood Cemetery. The Oakwood Avenue gate is open 8:30 am – 7:00 pm, 365 days a year.