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Oconee Hill Cemetery

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 23, 2010
1. Oconee Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Oconee Hill Cemetery was purchased in 1855 by the City of Athens when further burials were prohibited in the old town cemetery on land owned by The University of Georgia. In 1856, the City formed a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees to hold and manage in trust the original purchase of 17 acres on the west side of the North Oconee River as a public cemetery for the benefit of the town. In 1860 original Trustees A.P. Dearing, H. Hull, Jr., T.R.R. Cobb, F. W. Lucas, and P.E. Moore were granted a charter by act of the Georgia General Assembly. The cemetery is still governed by successor Trustees. In early years, graves from the old town cemetery and many county family cemeteries were moved to Oconee Hill. When more land was needed by 1898, the Trustees bought 81.8 acres on the east side of the river. Adjoining the old part of Oconee Hill is the cemetery of the Congregation Children of Israel and a section dedicated by the Athens Manufacturing Company known as the Factory Burying Ground. Tombstones of soldiers of all America’s wars are found in Oconee Hill and on monuments are found the names of many citizens of Athens illustrious in the history of this city, state, and nation.
 
Erected 2001 by Thomas Miller Chapter, National Society, Colonial Dames of the XVII Century.
 
Location.
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By David Seibert, October 23, 2010
2. Oconee Hill Cemetery Marker
33° 57.017′ N, 83° 22.25′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Clarke County. Marker is on Cemetery Avenue 0.2 miles east of East Campus Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located due east (and in the shadow) of Sanford Stadium, the University of Georgia football stadium. Marker is in this post office area: Athens GA 30602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Navy Pre-Flight School (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Athens Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Abraham Baldwin (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Garden Club (approx. half a mile away); Herty Field (approx. half a mile away); Robert Toombs Oak (approx. half a mile away); Holmes/Hunter Academic Building (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Athens.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Oconee Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 23, 2010
3. Oconee Hill Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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