Historic Linwood Cemetery is an outdoor museum of 19th century stone carvings. There are many monuments in this cemetery that are signed by the artisans who carved them. Some of the carvers were local and had businesses in Columbus, but some had national fame.
In 1828, when Columbus first began, its residents were buried exclusively in Linwood Cemetery. Some notables buried here are Dr. John S. Pemberton, inventor of Coca Cola, Gen. Henry L. Benning, for whom Fort Benning is named, and Augusta Howard, founder of Georgia's Women Suffrage Association. Strolling among the huge elaborate monuments, the old worn tablets, the crumbling brick walls, and the simple stones and slabs, one is able to read carved in stone the history of the city and the region.
Linwood Cemetery is a city cemetery, and the Historic Linwood Foundation is dedicated to preserving history through restoration and conservation efforts. Tours are available on request. Call 706-321-8285, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Admission & Fees
Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round
Near Interstate Highway
Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages