Historic Markers Across Georgia



Laurel Grove South Cemetery



Marker ID: GHS 25-1
Location: 2101 Kollock St, Savannah, GA
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 03.697    W 081° 06.789
  32.06161666    -81.11315
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKBMW
Laurel Grove South Cemetery Marker  



Text:

In 1853, the city reserved 4 acres in the new Laurel Grove Cemetery for Savannah´s African American community. This new burial ground replaced an older black cemetery located near Whitefield Square. Pastors Andrew Bryan (First Colored Baptist Church) and Henry Cunningham (Second Baptist Church) were among those whose bodies were moved to the new location. Here are buried many of Savannah´s prominent black leaders--educators, civic/community leaders, Masons, politicians, entrepreneurs, and religious leaders. Later increased in acreage by the city, it continues in use today

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the
Friends of Laurel Grove South Cemetery



 

Laurel Grove South Cemetery


 

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