Oconee Hill Cemetery
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N 33° 57.017 W 083° 22.250
17S E 280907 N 3759175
Quick Description: Second oldest cemetery in town, established 1856. Still operating today. Home to graves of several important people and thousands of us regular joes.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2009 8:45:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM6V6Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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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.

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Oconee Hill Cemetery
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Oconee Hill Cemetery is an American cemetery in Athens, Georgia. The cemetery opened in 1856.

[edit] Notable Interments
David Crenshaw Barrow Jr., chancellor (president) of the University of Georgia.
Walter Barnard Hill, chancellor (president) of the University of Georgia.
Omer Clyde Aderhold, president of the University of Georgia.
Frederick Corbet Davison, president of the University of Georgia.
Andrew A. Lipscomb, chancellor (president) of the University of Georgia.
Tinsley W. Rucker, Jr., United States Representative for Georgia's 8th congressional district.
Augustin Smith Clayton, United States Representative from Georgia.
Samuel Joelah Tribble, United States Representative for Georgia's 8th congressional district.
Luther Glenn, Mayor of Atlanta from 1858 to 1860.
William Bailey Lamar, United States Representative for Florida's 3rd congressional district.
Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Confederate general
Robert Grier Stephens, Jr., United States Representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district.
Howell Cobb, 23rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Governor of Georgia, United States Secretary of the Treasury.
Wally Butts, Georgia Bulldogs football head coach.
Henry Hull Carlton, United States Representative for Georgia's 8th congressional district.
Bill Hartman, former Georgia Bulldogs football player and coach and Washington Redskins player
Dean Rusk, United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969 under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Ricky Wilson, guitarist in the rock band The B-52's.
William M. Browne, general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
Sampson Willis Harris, United States Representative for Alabama's 3rd congressional district and Alabama's 7th congressional district.
Eve Carson, Student Leader from University of North Carolina, and homicide victim.
Ben T. Epps Sr., aviation pioneer
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