Directions to Lee Harvey Oswald's Grave 

What ever way you enter the Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Burial Park, find your way to the western edge of the park. You will see a chain link fence and a public road outside of the fence with houses along the road. Notice markings on the curb, white stencil on green, on which sections of the cemetery are named. You are looking for   Sunset 18 

There is a small mausoleum named Shannon at the fork in the road. When you find this you are within a few feet of your goal. 

Lee Harvey Oswald's grave is on the side of the road towards the row of houses. 

The grave is about 20 feet from the cemetery road. You cannot miss it. It is reddish colored, next to a grave marked Nick Beef. No other graves are adjacent to Oswald's, besides the Nick Beef headstone.

Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Burial Park
7301 East Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth Texas

It seems a bit odd, regardless of the controversy and the crime, that the grave of a person as notorious as Lee Harvey Oswald would be so nondescript. Rose Hill officials will not tell an inquirer where the grave is located. No historical marker references the location. There are no close neighbors to Oswald in the cemetery. Except for Nick Beef. We have been unable to find out who Nick Beef was*, or why he is buried so close to Oswald.

*Soon after indicating we'd been unable to find out who Nick Beef was we learned the following...

JFK Researcher Barb Junkkarinen offers the following explanation regarding the Nick Beef headstone----

"According to the folks in the black suits at the cemetery office, Nick Beef is the stage name of a comedian who bought the plot and had a headstone with that name installed. In his act, he apparently tells people that if they want to find Oswald's grave (which info the cemetery office will not give out)...just ask for Nick Beef instead and you will find Oswald. Only thing is...now they won't tell people where Nick Beef's grave is either! Once the cemetery folks realized a group of us (Arthur and Margaret Snyder, Bill Hamley, and myself) who were out there already knew where Oswald's grave was and were just curious about Nick Beef, they told us the story. Of additional note...Marguerite (Oswald's mother) is buried on the other side of Oswald.... sans headstone."

August 10, 2013 we got feedback from Ed letting us know that on August 9, 2013 the New York Times published an article titled Mystery From the Grave Beside Oswald’s, Solved which fleshed out the Nick Beef story in much more detail than we had previously known.

 August 11, 2013
  we visited Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery
 and shot the short video below of the 
Lee Harvey Oswald Gravesite, 
along with Nick Beef's headstone.

I am Gary Cox. I have two brothers who died when they where babies. They are buried not 10 feet away from Lee Harvey Oswald. One brother is Earl Frank Cox and the other one is Larry Don Cox.

Map to Lee Harvey Oswald Gravesite

Locating Ozzie Rabbit  Lodge

After you have found Lee Harvey Oswald's Gravesite you can exit Rose Hill Memorial Burial Park and head west on Lancaster Avenue. 

A couple blocks before you reach the 820 Freeway, on the right side of the road, in the Urban Village of Handley, you will find The Ozzie Rabbit Lodge. 

Ozzie Rabbit was Oswald's nickname while in the army.

More Ozzie Rabbit Lodge details
on the Durango Texas Blog

Durango Texas Blog Posts About The JFK Assassination & Lee Harvey Oswald
Monday, February 4, 2008
The Ozzie Rabbit Lodge
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The Curious Case of the JFK Assassination Window
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Lee Harvey Oswald Is My Neighbor
Monday, April 19, 2010
An 8.0 Earthquake Causing A Tsunami In Downtown Fort Worth
 With Lee Harvey Oswald's Mother Marguerite
Friday, November 23, 2012
49 Years Plus One Day After The JFK Assassination 
The Nick Beef Mystery Continues To Mystify
Friday, June 21, 2013
You Need A Criminal Background Check To Get A Ticket To Dealey Plaza
 For The 50th JFK Assassination Event In Dallas
Saturday, August 10, 2013
The Continuing Saga Of Lee Harvey Oswald & Nick Beef
In Fort Worth's Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Video Of The Lee Harvey Oswald Gravesite With Nick Beef
I found your website and used the directions on how to get to Oswald's gravesite. Thank you so much for posting. I went there last week and just wanted to let you know the green markings with white stenciling on the curbs are worn down, covered with leaves and debris and hard to find. You list him buried in section Sunset 18, but he is actually buried in Fairlawn 17. Your directions are perfect for heading to the western edge along the chain link fence, drive to the pink granite mausoleum marked "Shannon" in gold and park right behind it. Go to the left toward the chain link fence, look for a gravestone marked "Skelton", should be right next to the road where you parked. Oswald's grave is diagonal to the right of that Skelton grave. Maybe you can add that to your website. Just thought I'd help. 
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