ROSS FREEDMAN CEMETERY
This cemetery was established as a burial ground over 100 years ago. The land was provided the Cherokee leader Stick Ross, who was also a Cherokee Freedman and a large number of those buried in this gravesite are Freedmen from Cherokee Nation. The cemetery is located on Bliss Avenue in Tahlequah directly across from W.W. Hastings Hospital.
For several years the cemetery was neglected and it was later restored under the leadership of Mrs. Bernice Riggs, a leader in the Freedman community.