Oak Ridge Memorial Park was founded in 1955 by Dr. Robert Ball, a renowned radiologist in Oak Ridge, TN. Knowing there was not a local cemetery large enough to accommodate the large population that had come to the area for the Manhattan Project and ongoing government operations which would continue, Dr. Ball made an offer to purchase the property from the Department of Energy.
Dr. Robert P. Ball
The Memorial Park is quite a large place. One can only see a small portion of the park from the road in front. The entire property is 120 acres. Only half of that has been developed, with the remaining property entirely wooded. Of the property that has already been developed, there are thousands of spaces available. Our property backs up to the UT Arboretum, assuring a tranquil environment for decades to come.