Historic Markers Across Georgia

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Marker ID:  
Location: 1071 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA
County: Bibb
Coordinates: N 32° 50.91    W 083° 38.202
  32.8485    -83.6367
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


Oak Ridge Cemetery

Oak Ridge Cemetery, also a part of Rose Hill Cemetery, was set aside for Negro slave burials of many prominent Macon families. Many affluent descendants of slaves such as doctors, teachers, and businessmen are also buried here.

Erected by the Macon City Council. 2007


More Information:
Wikipedia - Slavery
Allince87 - Modern Slavery
Wikipedia - Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves
Wikipedia - Emancipation Proclamation
Wikipedia - Thirteenth Amendment