Historic High Country / Rome

Myrtle Hill Cemetery

20 Myrtle St.
Rome, GA 30161

706-295-5576 | 800-444-1834
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Established in 1857, this cemetery on the National Register of Historic Places consists of 32 acres and six levels, where more than 20,000 people are laid to rest. Originally known as Fort Stovall, the site was instrumental in the Siege of Rome during the Civil War.

A Confederate cemetery section within Myrtle Hill holds 377 soldiers -- from the north and the south – who were either from Rome or lost their lives while in the city. Myrtle Hill is also home to Veterans Plaza where Charles Graves, America's Known Soldier of WWI, is buried. Adjacent to his final resting place is a monument erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to the memory of General Nathan Bedford Forrest for his bravery and valor in protecting the city from a siege by Yankee marauders. 

Myrtle Hill is also the resting place of Ellen Axson Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson.

Rome's Historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery has over 35 different species of trees. Many trees are rare and many are not native to the Northwest Georgia Area. Printed and online tree tour maps allow you to find and locate all the tree species on Myrtle Hill.

Download the all-new Myrtle Hill Cemetery Mobile App at www.MyrtleHill.mobi for a wonderful, interactive GPS-enabled walking tour!

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking off Site

    Parking on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Free Admission

    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages