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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Oakland Cemetery

The City of Atlanta  purchased six acres of land in 1850 to be used as a public burial ground.  It was first called the Atlanta Graveyard or City Burial Place. Oakland Cemetery buried many of the soldier's of the War Between the States, first Mayors and city fathers.  In 1872 the first city cemetery was renamed Oakland.  This is a wonderful historical site to visit, with it's aesthetic gardens and scenic tours.

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