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This is an amazing old cemetery to walk through. Seeing the yellow fever grave was a weird feeling to know that hundreds of people died that year was very sad. The cemetery while we were there was quiet without a lot of people around.
Although this is supposedly the oldest cemetery in Savannah, it only encompasses a portion of the folks buired in the area. In all actuality, you are probably walking on graves everywhere you walk. You see, there are approximately 600 tombstones but probably in excess of...More
Last morning we had some time before we had to head back to the airport so we walked here.
Knew it was one of those things I would have regretted not doing since we had some time.
Very interesting taking in all the grave sites...More
We walked around in here reading headstones that were over 200 years old! It was very neat to see it, but also sad to know that so many are children who died of yellow fever. If you love history, visit this place.
At one time the cemetary had 8,000+ inhabitants. During the civil was there was heavy vandalism by the northern troops - many displaced headstones and remains.
After the was Gen. George Washington and others donated monies to have the stacked headstones (those they could find)...More