National Register Travel Itinerary--Georgia-Florida


3) Laurel Grove-South Cemetery

Laurel Grove-South Cemetery is significant as a visual record of African American history in Savannah. In 1852, fifteen acres of the Laurel Grove Cemetery were set aside for the burial of "free persons of color and slaves." The cemetery was historically separated from the white Laurel Grove-North Cemetery by what is now Highway 204. Tombstones range from small markers with little or no ornamentation, to monumental markers with elaborately carved figures. Inscriptions on many of the tombstones record African American history not included in written histories of the region.

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The Laurel Grove Cemetery is on 37th Street in Savannah.

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