Colonial Park Cemetery

Description

Following the city's settlement in 1733, Colonial Park Cemetery was established as colonial Savannah's second cemetery. It became the burial place for eminent Georgians from about 1750 to 1853. The Parks and Tree Commission began to beautify the cemetery in 1896, and today tree-lined and shaded paths lead through the picturesque grounds. The most famous plot is that of Declaration of Independence signer Button Gwinnett who was killed in a duel on nearby St. Catherine's Island in 1777. Rain and wind have worn down many of the tombstone inscriptions, but informative plaques are set up so that you can read about those buried here. The cemetery is bounded by Oglethorpe, Habersham, Liberty, and Abercorn streets and is open 7 days a week, 8 AM to 8 PM.

Address

201 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31401

Lat/Long

32.07610100, -81.09080800
Visit Website
(912) 651-6843

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