1866 To PresentAfter the Civil War, the three distinct sections present in Oak Ridge today began to form. In addition to the antebellum and Civil War burials of enslaved people, a portion of Oak Ridge was sold to William Wolff in 1879 as a burial ground for Temple Beth Israel Synagogue. Oak Ridge was also used as a paupers' cemetery in the postbellum period. This section, traditionally known as Strangers' Row, was set aside for the indigent and friendless who passed away in Macon. Strangers' Row also includes some unmarked graves, though cemetery records are much more likely to contain the names of these individuals. For instance, in February 1896, Jerri Bell, a stillborn twin, was buried and John Henry was buried in November of the same year. Annie Bell was buried on December 16, 1897. All three were African American interred in Strangers' Row.
|Placed By||Historic Macon Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 253332 N 3637696|
|Decimal Degrees||32.84963333, -83.63568333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 50.978', W 83° 38.141'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 50' 58.68" N, 83° 38' 8.46" W|
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|Area Code(s)||478, 912|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Garden St, Macon GA 31201, US|
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