Historic Markers Across Georgia

Westview Receive Vault

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Location: In Westview Cemetery, west of the Confederate Memorial.
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 44.804    W 084° 26.752
  33.746728    -84.445858
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WM7N9C
Westview Receive Vault Marker  


Built in 1888 when the cemetery was 4 years old. Dimensions: length, 25 feet: Width, 30 feet: height, 18 feet; normal capacity: 36.

Until the early 20th century, roads through the cemetery were often impassable in winter, when ice, snow and mud bogged down the horse-drawn hearse. It was here that the casket was kept until weather permitted interment.

Great service to the community was rendered by this vault during the winter 0f 1917-1918 when Atlanta´s influenza epidemic claimed hundreds of lives. Victims were brought here awaiting burial.

This vault was permanently sealed in 1945 because of the availability of thousands of crypts in Westviews Abbt-Mausoleu,

Westview Receive Vault
Westview Receive Vault