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Midtown in Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Laurel Grove South Cemetery

 
 
Laurel Grove South Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 32° 3.591′ N, 81° 6.948′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in Midtown. Marker can be reached from Kollock Street
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31415, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); The Kiah House Museum (1959-2001) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sailors' Burial Ground (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Laurel Grove South Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 2008
2. Laurel Grove South Cemetery Marker
Laurel Grove South Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 2008
3. Laurel Grove South Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,813 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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