At more than 20 square acres, Oak Hill Cemetery is one of the South Shore's largest and oldest cemeteries. The cemetery, located at 6445 Hohman Ave. in Hammond, IN., is filled with the graves of founding families of the region, ornate headstones and monuments and the graves of more than 100 Civil War veterans. The cemetery had fallen into disrepair with absentee ownership but began to see a renaissance in late 2011 through the efforts of the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project, the work of dozens of volunteers and the assumption of maintenance duties by the North Township Trustee. Three Civil War veteran headstones were replaced at the cemetery in 2011, and more replacements are planned for 2012. In addition to the many Civil War veteran graves located throughout the cemetery, a Grand Army of the Republic obelisk commemorates the fraternal organization of Civil War veterans near the northeast corner of Oak Hill.