22 January 2013

Gilbert Memorial Cemetery - Atlanta, Georgia

Perhaps more people drive by this cemetery than any other in Atlanta, as it sits encircled by I-75 and the entrance and exit ramps for Cleveland Avenue. The Georgia DOT erected 53 headstones during construction of the interstate in the early 1980's. The original one-acre graveyard is believed to have held as many as 1000 gravesites of African-Americans dating back to 1861. This graveyard was destroyed in the 50's and rediscovered during construction. The current site is a memorial to that cemetery.

Gilbert Memorial Cemetery

Gilbert Memorial Cemetery

1 comment:

  1. Completely unaware this existed. Thanks for the information!