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Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery – HCC - Muscogee County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 28.623 W 084° 59.076
16S E 689389 N 3595104
Quick Description: Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2008 11:31:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM381V
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 27

Long Description:

Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery

Since Biblical times when Abraham purchased land to bury his wife Sarah, it has been considered a religious obligation for Jews to set aside land for interring their dead. Often before congregations were established burial societies were formed to perform this sacred act. This site, established by Reform congregation Temple B'nai Israel, is the first burial ground in Columbus for members of the Jewish Faith. The first burial was in 1852. Louis Haiman, famous Civil War arms maker for the Confederacy, is interred here as are ancestors of many prominent Columbus families. Jewish burial traditions continue today in the city's Riverdale Cemetery.

Erected by the Historic Columbus Foundation and the Historic Chattachooche Commission 1998

Type of Marker: Park

Date: 1998

Marker #: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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