The cemetery located above the Ocmulgee River on 125 acres combines architectural and historical significance as the final resting place of about 17,000 people including educators, civic leaders, and Civil War veterans. Plan to join other visitors to enjoy the grounds and learn the history during the many planned events. Currently the events include the Spring Spirit Stroll and the Full Moon Euphoria. The Spring Spirit Stroll features costumed actors providing a guided tour with life stories at selected grave sites. The Full Moon Euphoria is an opportunity to photograph by the moonlight in the historic cemetery.
For the family historian, the Riverside Cemetery website offers indexed records complete with a photograph of the marker, a map of the grave location and obituary.
Guy Shaw, thank you for sharing this information.
Utoy Cemetery encourages visitors. Utoy Cemetery located at 1465 Cahaba Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30311 offers historical guided tours 17 March 2013 and 24 March 2013. The cemetery tours will begin at 3:30 p.m. and be lead by Terry White a descendant of Utoy Church pioneers William W. White and Joseph Willis Jr. According to the Utoy Cemetery webpage, this is the oldest cemetery in Atlanta founded in 1816. Photographs of the volunteers’ dedication and progress have been posted on the Utoy Cemetery facebook page.
Preceding the cemetery tour will be a three hour descriptive tour of the Battle of Utoy Creek lead by Lt. Col. Perry Bennett. For information on the “Atlanta’s Beginnings and the Battle of Utoy Creek” tour for 17 March 2013 and 24 March 2013, see the website for the Phoenix Flies events on the Atlanta Preservation website.
Terry White, thank you for sharing this information.
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