Colonial Park Cemetery

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by barbara on July 23, 2000

While walking around the city looking at sites made famous by the book 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' we ended up near Colonial Park Cemetery. We decided to walk through even though it wasn't on our planned tour, and we were amazed by some of the important historical figures we found resting there. Most surprising was a plaque that informed us that Nathaniel Greene, one of George Washington's most famous American Revolutionary Generals, had been buried in the cemetery for 114 years. His remains were moved with his son's remains to Johnson Square. Archibald Bulloch, Theodore Roosevelt's great-great grandfather, was in the graveyard. Button Gwinnett, who signed the Declaration of Independence, is probably the most important person in Georgia history that is buried in Colonial Park Cemetery. At the time of this journal writing (July---2000), Colonial Park is the only public cemetary in Savannah that is no longer active.
Colonial Park Cemetery
201 W Oglethorpe Ave
Savannah, Georgia, 31401
(912) 651-6843

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