Laurel Grove South Cemetery

Laurel Grove South Cemetery (HM5CN)

Location: Savannah, GA 31415 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 3.591', W 81° 6.948'

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In 1853, the city reserved 4 acres in the new Laurel Grove Cemetery for Savannah's African American community. This new burial ground replaced an older black cemetery located near Whitefield Square. Pastors Andrew Bryan (First Colored Baptist Church) and Henry Cunningham (Second Baptist Church) were among those whose bodies were moved to the new location. Here are buried many of Savannah's prominent black leaders -educators, civic/community leaders, Masons, politicians, entrepreneurs, and religious leaders. Later increased in acreage by the city, it continues in use today.
HM NumberHM5CN
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Friends of Laurel Grove South Cemetery
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 4:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 489069 N 3547075
Decimal Degrees32.05985000, -81.11580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 3.591', W 81° 6.948'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 3' 35.46" N, 81° 6' 56.88" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 851-1383 Kollock St, Savannah GA 31415, US
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