Oakland Cemetery

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Oakland Cemetery

Location
248 Oakland Avenue SE,
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, 30312 USA
Phone 404-688-2107
Website
Memorials 27,919 added (71% photographed)

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Oakland Cemetery, located at 248 Oakland Avenue, SE, Atlanta, Georgia, was founded as Atlanta Cemetery in 1850 on six acres of land southeast of the city. It was renamed in 1872 to reflect the large number of oak and magnolia trees growing in the area. By that time, the city had grown and the cemetery had enlarged to its current 48 acres. The city continued to expand and now the cemetery is located in the center of the city. It is an excellent example of a Victorian-style cemetery. An estimated 70,000 people are interred at Oakland, and although the last plots were sold in 1884, there are still burials today, mostly on family-owned plots or areas owned by the City. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1976. It is the largest public park in Atlanta and is the final resting place of many of the city's most noted citizens, including Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind. The Historic Oakland Foundation partners with the City of Atlanta to preserve, restore, and enhance the cemetery.

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GPS Coordinates: 33.7489014, -84.3728027

  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #35955