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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Established 1840

 
 
Oak Ridge Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
1. Oak Ridge Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Oak Ridge Cemetery, also a part of Rose Hill Cemetery, was set aside for Negro slave burials of many prominent Macon families. Many affluent descendants of slaves such as doctors, teachers, and businessmen are also buried here.
 
Erected 2007 by Macon City Council.
 
Location. 32° 50.91′ N, 83° 38.202′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Madison Street north of Riverside Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1071 Riverside Drive, Macon GA 31201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Oak Ridge Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Unknown, But Not Forgotten (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Oak Ridge Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alfred Holt Colquitt (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Basil Lamar (approx. mile away); Macon Defensive Fortifications (approx. mile away); Confederate Memorial Day in Macon (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
More about this marker.
Oak Ridge Cemetery Marker and gate to Oak Ridge Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
2. Oak Ridge Cemetery Marker and gate to Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Inscribed on the base: Mayor C. Jack Ellis 1999 - 2007.
 
Also see . . .
1. Map of Oak Ridge Cemetery. (Submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Slave burial site to be recognized at Rose Hill Cemetery. (Submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
One of three new interpretive panels about Oak Ridge Cemetery installed in 2016. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
3. One of three new interpretive panels about Oak Ridge Cemetery installed in 2016.
This marker can be seen in background of photo #2
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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