Historic Oakland Cemetery

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City of AtlantaOffice of Parks
233 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Tel: 404.546.6788

Historic Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Tel: 404.658.6019

Samuel Reed, Sexton sreed@atlantaga.gov

Opened in 1850, Oakland Cemetery serves as the final resting place for over 70,000 Georgians. In addition to author Margaret Mitchell, notable residents include Mayor Maynard Jackson, golf legend Bobby Jones, Morris Brown College Founder Wesley John Gaines, six Georgia governors and 25 other Atlanta mayors. Situated on 88 acres of greenspace, Oakland Cemetery is located at 248 Oakland Avenue in south east Atlanta. Guided walking tours of the cemetery are offered year round. The Historic Oakland Foundation, a private non-profit organization, works with the City of Atlanta to preserve the cemetery as a historic and cultural attraction.

The Oakland Cemetery staff responds to requests for burial locations. For assistance, call 404.658.6019 or email sreed@atlantaga.gov. Please provide as much information as possible including:

  • Full name
  • Approximate date of death
  • Full name of other relatives that may be buried a the cemetery
  • Regimental company (for soldiers)

For more information, visit www.oaklandcemetery.com.

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