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Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Oakland Cemetery

 
 
Oakland Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 9, 2008
1. Oakland Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1850 the City of Atlanta established a public cemetery on this ridge overlooking downtown. Originally known as Atlanta or City Cemetery, the name Oakland was adopted in 1872 because of its many oaks. It was the principal burial ground for Atlanta residents, travelers, and paupers. The cemetery contains separate African American and Jewish burial sections, as well as distinct areas for Confederate and Union soldiers. This 48-acre cemetery is the burial site of several Georgia governors, more than twenty Atlanta mayors, and five Confederate generals. Author Margaret Mitchell and golfer Bobby Jones are also buried here. Developed in the style of the “rural” cemetery movement, Oakland is an example of the Victorian interest in funerary art and English landscape aesthetics.
 
Erected 2008 by Georgia Historical Society; Garden Club of Georgia, Dogwood District; and Historic Oakland Foundation. (Marker Number 60-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.857′ N, 84° 22.509′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Oakland Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive,
Oakland Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2013
2. Oakland Cemetery Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along Oakland Avenue.
on the right when traveling north on Oakland Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 248 Oakland Avenue, Atlanta GA 30312, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Martha Lumpkin Compton (within shouting distance of this marker); Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta, Ga. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Julia Carlisle Withers (about 600 feet away); William Allen Fuller (about 700 feet away); Slave Square (about 700 feet away); Moses W. Formwalt (about 800 feet away); Rev. Dr. Henry Carr Hornady (about 800 feet away); Confederate Soldiers Plot (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Oakland Cemetery. This is a link to information provided by the Historic Oakland Foundation. (Submitted on May 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, USCemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Persons
 
Oakland Cemetery Gate and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 9, 2008
3. Oakland Cemetery Gate and Marker
Oakland Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2013
4. Oakland Cemetery Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along Oakland Avenue.
Oakland Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 8, 2013
5. Oakland Cemetery
View of the Oakland Cemetery Office and Visitor Center, situated in the middle of the cemetery.
Oakland Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 8, 2013
6. Oakland Cemetery
Close up view of the front porch of the Oakland Cemetery office and visitor center, and in the center of the picture is the marker that indicates that the Oakland Cemetery has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Oakland Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 8, 2013
7. Oakland Cemetery
Close-up view of the marker that indicates that the Oakland Cemetery has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
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