Alexander Garrett was a resident of Charlottesville in the early 19th century who served as Albemarle County's Clerk of Court from 1818 to 1831. He owned an 117 acre estate called Oak Hill, part of which was purchased by the city to serve as Oakwood Cemetery after Garrett died in 1860. 
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- Web. Oakwood Cemetery, Neighborhood Development Services, State and National Historic Districts, Resources & Surveys in Charlottesville, City of Charlottesville, retrieved May 7, 2012.