Family Members in Oakland Cemetery Atlanta, GA. Founded as Atlanta Cemetery in 1850 on six acres (2.4 hectares) of land southeast of the city, it was renamed in 1872 to reflect the large number of oak and magnolia trees growing in the area. Flickr Pherit As one of the biggest burial grounds in Georgia, Oakland Cemetery is also one of the oldest. Map of the Cemetery; Oakland Cemetery Tours; Top 10 Reasons to Visit Oakland; Contact; Online Museum Shop; About Oakland. A Virtual Cemetery created by Cynthiarcher. 16 memorials. Historic Oakland Foundation partners with the City of Atlanta to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery with the public as an important cultural resource and as an island of tranquility in the heart of the city. Section: Block: 306 : Lot: 3 : Grave # 11 : Buried Here. Hours: Cemetery Visibility: Public Private. The most famous cemetery in Atlanta, Oakland Cemetery was founded in 1850. Originally called Atlanta Graveyard or City Burial Place, this was the beginning of Oakland Cemetery. About Oakland; History; Gardens; Famous Residents of Oakland; Burial Records; FAQs; Events. Oakland Cemetery is one of the largest cemetery green spaces, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Skip to primary content . T here are almost 40,000 markers at Oakland, yet records indicate that more than 70,000 souls rest here. It was said to be a cult ritual, which still haunts the church to this day. Oakland Cemetery - Atlanta. Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia has quite a few famous faces who have been buried within the gates, from Margaret Mitchell to Maynard Jackson. 248 Oakland Ave. Famous Residents of Oakland ; Burial Records; FAQs; Events ... Volunteer; Event Sponsorship; Board Members; Grave Information Location Information. The Confederate obelisk and Lion are further in; turn left to reach the next cemetery road, then turn right. Gardens, history, art, and architecture fill Oakland Cemetery. Famous; Contribute; Register × ... See all by Cynthiarcher. Mausoleum of Jasper Smith features its occupant in granite, sitting in a chair above the entrance. Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia. Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta . SE. Jack Smith's statue-topped mausoleum is a hundred yards inside the entrance, on the right. Main menu . Oakland Cemetery Events; Speakers Bureau Donate Now. E arly city officials purchased six acres in 1850 to be a public burial ground for a young-but-fast-growing town of Atlanta. 1. Home. Originally named “Atlanta Cemetery,” and renamed Oakland in 1872, its name is derived from the many magnolia and oak trees found on the property. The graves across from the cemetery are from the 18th-century, but the most notable frightening situation was in the 1980s where a boy was found mutilated in the cemetery. By then it had expanded to 48 acres, mainly due to pressures of the Civil War. It was officially renamed in 1872. Many graves originally had wooden markers that deteriorated and disintegrated before preservation efforts began in the cemetery. You may have visited: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta Atlanta’s preeminent cemetery showcases the city’s rich culture and racially fraught past in a landscaped oasis. SE, Atlanta, GA Directions: Cemetery entrance is at the intersection of MLK Jr Drive SE and Oakland Ave. By that time, the city had grown and the cemetery had enlarged correspondingly to the current 48 acres (190,000 m 2).