Plantation Trace / Bainbridge

Oak City Cemetery

101 South Broad St
Bainbridge, GA 39818

229-248-2010
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  • Oak City Cemetery Entrance - Gateway

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Before the establishment of Bainbridge, the Oak City Cemetery site had long been home to an Indian Village. It was established as a cemetery in 1853 when William H. Peabody was buried there. His grave is located next to the powder house, where gunpowder was stored during the Civil War.

In 1878, the west section of the cemetery was deeded to Temple Beth-El and became one of the first Jewish cemeteries in South Georgia. Miriam Hopkins, a famous Broadway, movie and television star from the 1920s-1950s is buried there. Hopkins was nominated for an Oscar and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Marvin S. Griffin, the 72nd Governor of Georgia is buried in the cemetery, along with numerous unknown Confederate soldiers.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

Events

  • Downtown Living History Tour

    Downtown Living History Tour

    11/14/2014 - 11/14/2014

    Experience Bainbridge's history and the truths, tales and folklore of some our its most famous former residents! Join us in downtown Bainbridge as we tour well known sites and meet some of the people that you would have found there years ago. This event is free.

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