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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
1. Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Since Biblical times when Abraham purchased land to bury his wife Sarah, it has been considered a religious obligation for Jews to set aside land for interring their dead. Often before congregations were established burial societies were formed to perform this sacred act. This site, established by Reform congregation Temple B’nai Israel, is the first burial ground in Columbus for members of the Jewish faith. The first burial was in 1852. Louis Haiman, famous Civil War arms maker for the Confederacy, is interred here as are ancestors of many prominent Columbus families. Jewish burial traditions continue today in the city’s Riverdale Cemetery.
 
Erected 1998 by Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc. and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 32° 28.623′ N, 84° 59.076′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and 7th Avenue. The marker
Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
2. Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery Marker
is in the western part of Linwood Cemetery. The entrance to the cemetery is on Linwood Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Gun (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Dead (about 500 feet away); Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning (about 600 feet away); Linwood Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colored Department of the City Hospital / Doctors and Nurses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Last Land Battle in War of 1861-65 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tyler Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
3. Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery Marker
Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
4. Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery Marker
Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
5. Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 10, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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