Laurel Grove South Cemetery - GHS 25-1 - Chatham Co., GA
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N 32° 03.697 W 081° 06.789
17S E 489319 N 3547271
Quick Description: This marker is located at the cemetery, 2101 Kollock St, Savannah, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/15/2014 1:31:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMKBMW
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Laurel Grove South Cemetery

In 1853, the city reserved 4 acres in the new Laurel Grove Cemetery for Savannah´s African American community. This new burial ground replaced an older black cemetery located near Whitefield Square. Pastors Andrew Bryan (First Colored Baptist Church) and Henry Cunningham (Second Baptist Church) were among those whose bodies were moved to the new location. Here are buried many of Savannah´s prominent black leaders--educators, civic/community leaders, Masons, politicians, entrepreneurs, and religious leaders. Later increased in acreage by the city, it continues in use today.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the
1999.16       Friends of Laurel Grove South Cemetery      25-1

Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: 25-1

Date: 1999

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Society and the Friends of Laurel Grove South Cemetery

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