Cemeteries I Have Visited

Here’s a list of Georgia cemeteries I have visited:

  • Anderson Family Cemetery
  • Andersonville National Cemetery
  • Arlington Memorial Park
  • Bethel Community Cemetery
  • Braden Family Cemetery
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • Braden Family Cemetery
  • Camp Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Casey’s Hill Cemetery
  • Colonial Cemetery
  • Crestlawn Cemetery
  • Cumming City Cemetery
  • Dabney-Schumate Cemetery
  • Decatur Cemetery
  • Double Springs Church Cemetery
  • Duluth City Cemetery
  • Eastview Cemetery
  • Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church
  • Eidson Cemetery
  • Fairview Presbyterian Church
  • Fayetteville City Cemetery
  • Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
  • Harmony Grove Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Indian Creek Cemetery
  • Johns Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Laurel Grove Cemetery North
  • Laurel Grove Cemetery South
  • Levi Sheftall Family Cemetery
  • Lithonia City Cemetery
  • McClung Cemetery
  • Magnolia Cemetery (Atlanta and Augusta)
  • Mordecai Sheftall Cemetery (Old Jewish Burial Ground)
  • Mount Paran Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
  • Mountainview Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Myrtle Hill Cemetery
  • New Hope Cemetery
  • Norcross City Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Oak Rest Pet Gardens
  • Oakland Cemetery
  • Paynes Chapel Cemetery
  • Peachtree Memorial Park
  • Peachtree Road Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Pet Heaven Memorial Park
  • Phillips (Davis) Family Cemetery
  • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Pounds Family Cemetery
  • Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Prosperity Cemetery
  • Providence Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Rehoboth Cemetery
  • Riverview Cemetery
  • Rogers Cemetery
  • Rogers-Bell Cemetery
  • Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery
  • South View Cemetery
  • St. Johannes Lutheran Church Cemetery
  • Stephen Martin Cemetery
  • Sugar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Sylvester Cemetery
  • Tybee Island Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Turner Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Washington Memorial Gardens
  • Westview Cemetery
  • Wesley Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Winters Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Woodall Cemetery
  • Wright Cemetery

Here’s a list of cemeteries I have visited in other states:

  • Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery (South Carolina)
  • Blair Cemetery (Nebraska)
  • Bohemian National Cemetery (Illinois)
  • Calvary Cemetery (Kansas)
  • Calvary Cemetery (Ohio)
  • Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Tennessee)
  • Circular Congregational Church Graveyard (South Carolina)
  • Danish Cemetery (Nebraska)
  • David’s Cemetery (Ohio)
  • Eastern Cemetery, Portland (Maine)
  • Emerts Cove Cemetery (Tennessee)
  • Fairview Cemetery (Iowa)
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Nebraska)
  • Forest Home Cemetery (Illinois)
  • French Huguenot Church (South Carolina)
  • Graceland Cemetery (Illinois)
  • Granary Burying Grounds (Massachusetts)
  • Greenwood Cemetery (Nebraska)
  • Greenwood Cemetery (York, Nebraska)
  • Hepzibah Baptist Church Cemetery (Alabama)
  • Hubbard Family Cemetery (Alabama)
  • Kennard Cemetery (Nebraska)
  • Lincoln Cemetery (Kansas)
  • Largo Municipal Cemetery (Florida)
  • Magnolia Cemetery (South Carolina)
  • Mount Desert Street Cemetery (Maine)
  • Mount Saint Mary’s Cemetery (Kansas)
  • Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery (Illinois)
  • Mt. Morah Cemetery (Missouri)
  • Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Tennessee)
  • Nashville City Cemetery (Tennessee)
  • Neaves United Methodist Church Cemetery (Kentucky)
  • Old Burial Ground, Ellsworth (Maine)
  • Old Greencastle Cemetery (Ohio)
  • Otter Creek Cemetery, Mount Desert (Maine)
  • Pleasant Forest Cemetery (Tennessee)
  • Presbyterian Church on Edisto (South Carolina)
  • Pythian Grove Cemetery (Kentucky)
  • Rosehill Cemetery (Illinois)
  • Riverside Cemetery (Kentucky)
  • Saint Lawrence Catholic Cemetery (South Carolina)
  • St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (Nebraska)
  • St. Philip’s Church (South Carolina)
  • Shepherd Community Cemetery (Tennessee)
  • Spring Grove Cemetery (Ohio)
  • Stones River National Cemetery (Tennessee)
  • Sunrise Cemetery (Nebraska)
  • Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery (Tennessee)
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Edisto Island (South Carolina)
  • Union Hill Cemetery (Kansas)
  • Unitarian Church of Charleston (South Carolina)
  • Village Cemetery (Thomaston)
  • Whittaker Cemetery (Tennessee)
  • Wisner Cemetery
  • Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum (Ohio)
  • Wyuka Cemetery (Nebraska)
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19 thoughts on “Cemeteries I Have Visited”

  1. MK Snow Smith said:

    I just found this site through my daughter-in-law. Thank you for the time and energy of putting this together.

  2. I enjoy your posts. What’s up for 2014? I vote for Hollywood in Richmond, Virginia, Woodlawn in the Bronx, New York, and Forest Lawn in Glendale, California.

  3. Just found your blog & love it!
    I really hope you manage to make it over to the coast to visit Oak Grove in St Mary’s. I went there years ago and it left such an impression that I want to go back!

  4. The Evergreen Cemetary in Perry, GA is worth the trip. It is full of weeping willows, old unmarked graves, and plots from the early 1800’s. It is right off of Carrol St, which has many great shops, boutiques, and local eateries as well.

    And of course…look up the Rose Hill Cemetary in Macon.

    I love your site!

    • Thank you for the tip! I have had Rose Hill on my list for quite some time but I didn’t know about Evergreen. I’ll have to make a trip to Perry soon to take a look, it sounds lovely.

      So glad you enjoy the blog, too!

      • Rose Hill is one of my favorites. I think it is overlooked. I’ve also just started visiting South View in Atlanta.

      • I’ve been wanting to visit Rose Hill for months but just haven’t had a chance. Same goes for South View. There is so much history at South View that people have no idea is there. Now that it is starting to cool down some more, I hope to get down there and check them out.

      • The mention of Perry, caught my eye as that’s my hometown. I only wish I had this thirst to research and visit cemeteries when I lived there. My next home visit will def have me visiting Evergreen…. for the first time.

  5. I have quite a few cemetery photos from NC if you are interested. Send me a message on fb if you want to see them.

  6. Hi, I’m french and i also take pictures in cemeturies. I can’t stop thinking that the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris would be the place for you to take pictures in, you’d love it ! So many beautiful gaves of unknowned and famous people. I’m sorry i can’t finance your flight tickets ๐Ÿ˜‰ By the way, I like your website ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. if you’re ever near New Haven, Ct., we have Grove St. cem where Noah Webster, Glen Miller, Eli Whitney are buried. It’s an awesome old cemetery, right behind Yale College, to walk through. The best cemetery that impressed me was a mostly Irish Cem. here called St. Bernadette’s – when I began finding what town in Ireland that the deceased was from, written on their gravestones…. I just wished my ancestors were buried there. Imagine going to a cemetery and finding that information. I have a blog post on that cemetery on my Blog.

  8. Tom S. Foster said:

    Traci…this is a gem to read! I came across this web site via looking up info about German sculptor, Fritz Paul Zimmer, who did the large sculptor of “The Last Supper” at Westview Cemetery. Over two weeks ago I went there to further explore what I saw a few years ago. Man! What a place of beauty! My mom, her parents, and two cousins are buried there. This was my fifth or sixth time visiting the near 600 acre cemetery…and, I was literally all by myself there. I went into the Mausoleum/Abbey for the first time. No one else was in there while I was there.
    I am making a still shot video show of the sights at the present time. I’m 66 and since I retired from retail in the fall of 2015, various video stories is what I’ve been doing. Cemeteries is one of my top five topics I like to do.
    I was born and raised along with my five sisters and one brother in Indianapolis. My wife & I have lived in Atlanta since 1979. When I go back for visits to see Indy & my relatives & school friends, I try to get by to see the famous Crown Hill Cemetery there. That IS my favorite cemetery of all cemeteries I’ve seen. My first visit there was when I was 18. That was in April, 1969. Since then, I’ve visited there lots of times. That one, if you ever “cemetery hop” to is worth the hours. It’s one of the best kept in the U.S.A.

    Here in Georgia…I’ve seen several. Besides Westview as a favorite, I like also a place called “Rolling Hills” located between Woodstock & Acworth on Highway 92 West. It’s small, but has “feeling”. Decatur Historic is another. Love that place for its rustic flavor. Out in Loganville, there is theirs. It’s kind of basic, but dates well in grave markers. Deep south, to Ashburn, Georgia is their small cemetery. My best friend from the past is buried there along with his mom.

    Well, I’m going to read up some of the comments and see what interesting cemetery facts you have in your web site. Thanks for your interest in the subject.

    • Hi, Tom!

      It was a pleasure to read your comment. Westview is quite a place, isn’t it? I’ve spent countless hours out there roaming around. Usually it’s just me and the maintenance crew! The Abbey Mausoleum is something to behold when you come round the bend. I know a lot of people rave about Oakland and it is a great place to visit. But I think I like Westview more because it’s so peaceful and nobody seems to know it’s there. Sometimes you can see deer if you’re lucky, too.

      I’ve never been to Crown Hill but I have seen some pictures of it. Someday I hope to get there. I was born in Dayton, Ohio so I’ve driven through the area more than once. Much of my family is buried in Dayton’s Woodland Cemetery where the Wright Brothers are also buried. It’s also the first cemetery I have any memory of visiting as a child.

      Thank you for your recommendations on local cemeteries. I’ll have to visit Rolling Hills, it sounds lovely. I actually volunteer in the office at Decatur Cemetery. For the past three years, another woman and I have been checking all the records to make sure they match up with what’s online and the old paper index cards. We’ve found a lot that hadn’t been recorded up in the Old Cemetery. We hope to be done by the end of the summer. There are graves there that are older than Oakland’s.

      I hope you enjoyed reading some of my blog posts. It’s always a pleasure to hear from someone who loves wandering around cemeteries as much as I do!

      Take care,

      Traci

  9. Tom Foster said:

    Thanks, Traci, for your quick reply. I went through many of the photos you, and your helper (s) took of cemeteries. So beautiful are the scenes…especially, the one made in Nebraska. I really like the detailed history you gather on the town areas, the people who are buried at the various cemeteries. That…makes the main topic of cemeteries that deal with death, not an area “the living” should be afraid of. The Crown Hill Cemetery in Indy had, from patrons of a group to help keep the cemetery looks up, established last year (2016) a unique large chalk board entitled: “What I Want to Do Before I Die”. It’s on the Crown Hill website. Now…that is a brilliant idea to have at big cemetaries.
    I’m a little ashamed to say this, but there is a very small obscured “family cemetary” (?) real close to where I live on Lawrenceville Rd. & Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Tucker that, I think, has an historical marker that barely can be seen from the road. Someday, soon, I’d like to view it up close. (Yes! Watch out for the “varmits”, etc. LOL! … and, I lived here 16 years in Tucker)

    Tom S. Foster
    Tucker, GA

  10. Jeni hein said:

    I just found your site. I have 3 teenage daughters and a few years back we started a family tradition on Memorial Day to go to the cemetery and place a penny on all military headstones. Since we did not have The opportunity to know the soldiers we put a penny. I believe if you knew the soldiers you put a nickel and if you served with them in duty you put a quarter on the tombstone. We live in Greenwood Nebraska. Every Memorial Day we visit the Greenwood Cemetery .I was excited to see your post on Greenwood Cemetery . I like to find an old headstone and look up the info and read it to the girls so it is made more real to them. To show them that these were people that served our country and they had normal daily lives and they had people who love them. The girls love the tradition and never complain doing it. This year I will read your post about
    About Ralph Armstrong and how he served in the 53rd Balloon company. Thanks again

    • Hi, Jeni!

      Greenwood Cemetery is a lovely place. I’m glad you liked the story about Ralph Armstrong, it’s a piece of Nebraska history I did not know until I looked into his past.

      Have a great Memorial Day!

      Traci

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