Historic Markers Across Georgia

Magnolia Cemetery

Marker ID: GSCD 
Location: 3rd Street near Walton Way
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 27.851    W 081° 57.455
  33.464176    -81.95758
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7A6V
Magnolia Cemetery  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Covering seven city blocks, the cemetery was begun on a part of the de L´Aigle Plantation and Brick Yard, donated by the Nicholas de L´Aigie family. It became known as the City Cemetery in 1818 and was later named for its stately magnolia trees.

Among those buried here are seven Confederate Generals (Alexander, Bryan, Girardy, Jackson, Smith, Stovall and Wright); poets Paul Hamilton Hayne, James Ryder Randall and Richard Henry Wilde; Augusta mayors George W. Evans and William White Holt; Georgia legislators John Shelton Davidson and Gen. Thomas Glascock; Revolutionary hero John Martin and heroine Susannah MacMurphy; author Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas; and educator Julia Anna Flisch.

Those within many walks of life, religions and nationalities are here. Headstone symbols include circles, columns, doves, eagles, hourglasses, ivy, roses, torches and the weeping willow.

Some designated sections are those for Confederate, Federal Civil War, Greek, Jewish, charity, churches and orphans.

2004 by Reverend Pierre Robert Chapter National Society Colonial Dames XVII C.

Magnolia Cemetery
Magnolia Cemetery
Photo by Ken Moser