Posts tagged “Historic Oakland Cemetery

Wander around a historic cemetery

Oakland Cemetery

Location: Oakland Cemetery

Date taken: July 5, 2012

Historic Oakland Cemetery Interesting Facts:
• Established in 1850 as Atlanta Graveyard or City Burial Place
• Listed on National Register of Historic Places
• Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, Maynard Jackson and other well-known Atlantans are buried here
• Final resting place of approximately 6,900 Confederate soldiers
• Home to second oldest Jewish burial ground in the state 
• Atlanta’s first greenhouse was located in the cemetery
• Historic Oakland Foundation offers weekend tours, twilight tours, Halloween tours and audio tours
• Cemetery hosts an annual Run Like Hell 5K and Run Like Heck Fun Run