Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 33° 57.017 W 083° 22.250
17S E 280907 N 3759175
Quick Description: Missing (stolen?). Pole no longer stands. Still a great place to visit. Many famous people reside here.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/31/2005 5:58:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM38N
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 167

Long Description:


Oconee Hill Cemetery, Thomas Miller Chap. NSCD, entrance to Oconee Hill Cemetery, East Campus Rd., Athens [Pole standing but marker stolen in 2002. Believed to have been taken by college students in large nearby apartment complex.]


Oconee Hill Cemetery Historical Marker

Located at cemetery entrance on East Campus Road, University of Georgia, Athens

(Text)

OCONEE HILL CEMETERY

Oconee Hill Cemetery was purchased in 1855 by the City of Athens when further burials were prohibited in the old town cemetery on land owned by The University of Georgia. In 1856, the City formed a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees to hold and manage in trust the original purchase of 17 acres on the west side of the North Oconee River as a public cemetery for the benefit of the town. In 1860 original Trustees A.P. Dearing, H. Hull, Jr., T.R.R. Cobb, F. W. Lucas, and P.E. Moore were granted a charter by act of the Georgia General Assembly. The cemetery is still governed by successor Trustees. In early years, graves from the old town cemetery and many county family cemeteries were moved to Oconee Hill. When more land was needed by 1898, the Trustees bought 81.8 acres on the east side of the river. Adjoining the old part of Oconee Hill is the cemetery of the Congregation Children of Israel and a section dedicated by the Athens Manufacturing Company known as the Factory Burying Grounds. Tombstones of soldiers of all America's wars are found in Oconee Hill and on monuments are found the names of many citizens of Athens illustrious in the history of this city, state, and nation.

PLACED BY THE THOMAS MILLER CHAPTER
NATIONAL SOCIETY, COLONIAL DAMES OF THE XVII CENTURY
2001 A.D.



courtesy of http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/gahistmarkers/oconeehillhistmarker.htm
Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: Not listed

Date: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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