Magnolia Midlands / Douglas

Douglas City Cemetery

1622 N. Gaskin Ave.
Douglas, GA 31533

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Currently 40 acres in size, the Douglas Cemetery began with a donation of land from the Peterson family in the early 1860s. In 1930, Warren P. Ward, author of "Ward's History of Coffee County," described the Douglas cemetery as one of the most beautiful in South Georgia. He gave credit to the ladies of Douglas for such beauty.

Tall Italian Cypress trees reach more than 50 feet toward blue skies. Although not native to the area, the presence of these stately trees is the result of a community volunteer landscape program during the early 1900s.

Individuals from all walks of life are buried in the cemetery: 35 former Douglas mayors, many Coffee County sheriffs, senators, representatives, and former commissioners from Douglas and Coffee County. John Strickland Gibson, a former United States Congressman who was instrumental in writing and passing into law the G.I. Bill of Rights, is buried here. At least 7,000 individuals are buried in the Douglas Cemetery, beginning with the burial of David Kirkland (one of Douglas' first merchants) in 1865 and Lucinda Lott (who died in 1848 but was relocated to the cemetery in the late 1860s).

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages