Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery (HM6JF)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30312 Fulton County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 44.857', W 84° 22.509'

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In 1850 the City of Atlanta established a public cemetery on this ridge overlooking downtown. Originally known as Atlanta or City Cemetery, the name Oakland was adopted in 1872 because of its many oaks. It was the principal burial ground for Atlanta residents, travelers, and paupers. The cemetery contains separate African American and Jewish burial sections, as well as distinct areas for Confederate and Union soldiers. This 48-acre cemetery is the burial site of several Georgia governors, more than twenty Atlanta mayors, and five Confederate generals. Author Margaret Mitchell and golfer Bobby Jones are also buried here. Developed in the style of the "rural" cemetery movement, Oakland is an example of the Victorian interest in funerary art and English landscape aesthetics.
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HM NumberHM6JF
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number60-7
Year Placed2008
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society; Garden Club of Georgia, Dogwood District; and Historic Oakland Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:17am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 743146 N 3737268
Decimal Degrees33.74761667, -84.37515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.857', W 84° 22.509'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 51.42" N, 84° 22' 30.54" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 238-260 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30312, US
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