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Laurel Grove South Cemetery

 
 
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By Mike Stroud
1. Laurel Grove South Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1853, the city reserved 4 acres in the new Laurel Grove Cemetery for Savannah’s African American community. This new burial ground replaced an older black cemetery located near Whitefield Square. Pastors Andrew Bryan (First Colored Baptist Church) and Henry Cunningham (Second Baptist Church) were among those whose bodies were moved to the new location. Here are buried many of Savannah’s prominent black leaders -educators, civic/community leaders, Masons, politicians, entrepreneurs, and religious leaders. Later increased in acreage by the city, it continues in use today.
 
Erected by Georgia Historical Society and the Friends of Laurel Grove South Cemetery.
 
Location. 32° 3.591′ N, 81° 6.948′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Kollock Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florance Street School (approx. half a mile away); Silence (approx. half a mile away); Charity Hospital and Training School for Nurses (approx. half a mile away); Sailors' Burial Ground
Laurel Grove South Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
2. Laurel Grove South Cemetery Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Mother Mathilda Beasley, O.S.F. (approx. one mile away); Saint Phillips Monumental A.M.E. Church (approx. one mile away); Lawton Memorial (approx. one mile away); McKelvey-Powell Building (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Places
 
Laurel Grove South Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
3. Laurel Grove South Cemetery Marker
 
 
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