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Jewish Section Of Riverdale Cemetery - HCC - Muscogee, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 26.949 W 084° 58.760
16S E 689943 N 3592019
Quick Description: Jewish Section Of Riverdale Cemetery historic marker is located at the Riverdale Cemetery, 1000 Victory Drive, Columbus, Georgia. This is a two sided marker.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2009 7:12:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM7X8B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Jewish Section Of Riverdale Cemetery


SIDE 1: Jewish Section Of Riverdale Cemetery

The earliest recorded Jewish burials in Columbus were in historic Linwood Cemetery and in the Raphael Moses family cemetery, Esquiline. When the City of Columbus established Riverdale Cemetery in 1890, Temple Israel purchased a piece of this property which became known as the "Jewish Section." City Council notes of October 8, 1891 show that Mr. H. Sternberg, Treasurer of Temple Israel, paid fifty dollars as the first installment for half of Section Two. In 1896, the Ladies Aid Society noted that the Temple voted for a fence to be erected around this section of Riverdale Cemetery.

SIDE 2: Jewish Section Of Riverdale Cemetery

Two other sections in Riverdale, both owned by the Shearith Israel Congregation, are also set aside for Jewish burials. A brick wall with a wrought iron gate, located on the northeast boundary of the property, marks one of these areas. Within its confines is the Kravtin Garden, given in 1997 in memory of Maurice Kravtin. Temple Israel and Shearith Israel still own and maintain all three Jewish sections. Many generations of prominent Columbus Jewish families are buried here.

In memory of Laurette Rothschild Rosenstrauch by Lawrence S. Rosenstrauch, Jr., Ann Rosenstrauch Kingsbury, the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, and the Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc. 2009

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: None

Date: May 9, 2009

Sponsor: Historic Chattahoochee Commission, and the Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc.

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