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 OAKLAND CEMETERY, ATLANTA, GEORGIA

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Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

Headstone inscriptions from Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia

Description

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.





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