Historic Riverdale Cemetery

Historic Riverdale Cemetery (tmp-10a85)

Location: Columbus, GA 31901 Muscogee County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 26.941', W 84° 58.785'

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In 1890, availability of lots at Linwood Cemetery, the oldest institution of the Columbus city government, was becoming scarce. At that time, the city acquired additional property on 10th Avenue which became Riverdale Cemetery. The brick building near the entrance, erected in 1915, originally included a chapel, housing for the city sexton and a bell tower atop an arched passageway for funeral processions. Many citizens who have contributed significantly to the development and history of Columbus are buried here.


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Through the years, special sections have been marked at the cemetery, including the American Legion for veterans of the armed forces, a separate area for Spanish-American War veterans highlighted by a monument to the Maine, two sections for members of the Jewish community, and an area of miniature lots called "Baby Land". In addition, a monument resembling a circus tent was placed by the Kennedy Circus in Section 1 to memorialize those killed in a 1915 accident involving a circus train from the Con T. Kennedy Shows and a Central of Georgia passenger train.
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HM Numbertmp-10a85
Year Placed2008
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission and the Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc. in Memory of Lawrence S. Rosenstrauch
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 10:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 689904 N 3592004
Decimal Degrees32.44901667, -84.97975000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.941', W 84° 58.785'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 56.46" N, 84° 58' 47.1" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 US-27, Columbus GA 31901, US
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