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Jewish Section of Riverdale Cemetery

 
 
Jewish Section of Riverdale Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
1. Jewish Section of Riverdale Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Side 1:
The earliest recorded Jewish burials in Columbus were in historic Linwood Cemetery and in the Raphael Moses family cemetery, Esquiline. When the City of Columbus established Riverdale Cemetery in 1890, Temple Israel purchased a piece of this property which became known as the “Jewish Section.” City Council notes of October 8, 1891 show that Mr. H. Sternberg, Treasurer of Temple Israel, paid fifty dollars as the first installment for half of Section Two. In 1896, the Ladies Aid Society noted that the Temple voted for a fence to be erected around this section of Riverdale Cemetery.

Side 2:
Two other sections in Riverdale, both owned by the Shearith Israel Congregation, are also set aside for Jewish burials. A brick wall with a wrought iron gate, located on the northeast boundary of the property, marks one of these areas. Within its confines is the Kravtin Garden, given in 1997 in memory of Maurice Kravtin. Temple Israel and Shearith Israel still own and maintain all three Jewish sections. Many generations of prominent Columbus Jewish families are buried here.
 
Erected 2009 by Lawrence S. Rosenstrauch, Jr., Ann Rosenstrauch Kingsbury, the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, and the Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc. in memory of Laurette
Jewish Section of Riverdale Cemetery Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
2. Jewish Section of Riverdale Cemetery Marker, Side 2
Rothschild Rosenstrauch.
 
Location. 32° 26.949′ N, 84° 58.76′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on VIctory Drive (U.S. 27) 0.1 miles south of 10th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located on the road leading into the cemetery from Victory Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Victory Drive, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Riverdale Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Siege Gun (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hero's Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Fourth Street Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mildred L. Terry Branch Library (approx. 0.8 miles away); Holsey Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); William H. Spencer High School (approx. 0.8 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Jewish Section of Riverdale Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
3. Jewish Section of Riverdale Cemetery Marker
The Historic Riverdale Cemetery marker and Victory Drive are in the background
Congregation Shearith Israel Wrought Iron Gate in Brick Wall image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
4. Congregation Shearith Israel Wrought Iron Gate in Brick Wall
In rear section of cemetery
Congregation Shearith Israel Wrought Iron Gate in Brick Wall image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
5. Congregation Shearith Israel Wrought Iron Gate in Brick Wall
A plaque on the arch states that the Memorial Arch was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Grifenhagen in memory of their parents.
Congregation Shearith Israel Wrought Iron Gate in Brick Wall image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
6. Congregation Shearith Israel Wrought Iron Gate in Brick Wall
With headstones in the background
Congregation Shearith Israel Section of Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
7. Congregation Shearith Israel Section of Cemetery
The Wrought Iron Gate, Entrance to the M. Kravtin Garden image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
8. The Wrought Iron Gate, Entrance to the M. Kravtin Garden
Plaque on Wrought Iron Gate to Kravtin Garden image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
9. Plaque on Wrought Iron Gate to Kravtin Garden
The Garden is in memory of Maurice Kratvin and was donated by members of his family.
The Wrought Iron Gate, Entrance to the M. Kravtin Garden image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
10. The Wrought Iron Gate, Entrance to the M. Kravtin Garden
In the background is the wrought iron gate in the brick wall, for the Congregation Shearith Israel.
M. Kravtin Garden image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
11. M. Kravtin Garden
There are three headstones in the Kravtin Garden section of the cemetery.
 
 
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