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Oakland Cemetery

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Established in 1850 in the Victorian style, Atlanta's oldest cemetery was designed to serve as a public park as well as a burial ground. Some of the 70,000 permanent residents include six governors, five Confederate generals, and 6,900 Confederate soldiers. Also here are novelist Margaret Mitchell and golfing great Bobby Jones. You can bring a picnic lunch or take a tour conducted by the Historic Oakland Foundation. The King Memorial MARTA station on the east–west line also serves the cemetery.

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  • Address: 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Grant Park, Atlanta, GA, 30312 | Map It
  • Phone: 404/688–2107
  • Hours: Park: Dawn to dusk. Visitor center: weekdays 9–5. Tours: Mar.–Nov., weekends at 10, 2, 4, and 6:30; Dec.: weekends at 2
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  • Location: Atlanta
Updated: 10-14-2012

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    Good cemetery to visit

    A moderately large cemetery, an easy walk from the MARTA stop. Has several fancy mausoleums and stones, including some ornate examples from the 19th century. Pleasantly green and well kept up. Has a large section of Civil War dead, two small Jewish sections, and an African-American section. Makes for a pleasant stroll on a nice day.

    by bachslunch, 4/2/09

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