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Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

Headstone inscriptions from Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia


Established in 1850 and covering more than 88 acres east of downtown Atlanta, Oakland Cemetery is the final resting-place for over 50,000 people. This database is a transcription of headstone inscriptions from the cemetery. This update adds nearly 10,000 names to the previously posted data and includes inscriptions from the "Black Section" of the cemetery. Each record provides the name of individual, date of birth and date of death. Between its creation and 1884, nearly all persons who died in the Atlanta area were buried in this cemetery. Additionally, following its creation, other persons were taken from nearby church and family cemeteries and re-interred here. This updated collection contains the names of over 40,000 persons. For researchers of ancestors from the Atlanta area in the nineteenth century, this can be a useful source of valuable information.

Extended Description

The creator of this database was born within walking distance of the cemetery.
 •  Oakland County, Michigan Vital Records, 1800-1917  Some birth, marriage, and death records for residents of Oakland County, Michigan between 1800 and 1917
 •  Atlanta, Georgia Directories, 1889-90  Directory listing of nearly 47,000 residents of Atlanta, Georgia between 1889 and 1890
 •  George W. Bryan, Recollections of a California Pioneer  The long progress of one pioneer family
 •  Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900  A collection of marriages that took place in Georgia between 1851 and 1900.
 •  North-Central Georgia Cemeteries  Collection of headstone inscriptions from 14 cemeteries in 3 Georgia counties
 •  Joseph Le Conte, Travels through the High Sierra  Journal of a Geology Professor as he traveled through the Sierra Nevadas in 1870
 •  John Muir in the Sierras  Narrative of John Muir's first summer in northern California in 1868
 •  Virginia 1910 Census Miracode Index  A phonetic index to the 1910 US Federal Census of Virginia.
 •  Johnson County, Texas, Cemetery Inscriptions  Cemetery inscriptions from Hopewell Cemetery, Boatright Cemetery, and Antioch Cemetery.
 •  1790 United States Federal Census  1790 United States Federal Census with links to images of the original surviving population schedules.

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