This garden cemetery, founded in 1850, is the final resting place of many of Atlanta's settlers, builders, and most noted citizens like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, and Maynard Jackson.
It is also a showplace of sculpture and architecture, and a botanical preserve with ancient
oaks and magnolias. Here in this peaceful place the full scope of the city's rich and fascinating history unfolds before you.
From a hilltop in Oakland Cemetery, General John B. Hood watched the Battle
of Atlanta, and nearby lie soldiers from both sides who died in it. From that
point you will have one of the best views of Atlanta's growing skyline, and you
will begin to understand the people who came together to make Atlanta what it is
Spend an hour or a day exploring Oakland on your own or with a knowledgeable
tour guide. Come learn about the men and women who laid the foundation for
today's Atlanta. Pass through the gates of Oakland and you will discover
Atlanta's history, from the beginning.
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