Plantation Trace / Bainbridge

Oak City Cemetery

101 S. Broad St.
Bainbridge, GA 39818

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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.

For information regarding guided group tours, please contact the Bainbridge Convention and Visitors Bureau at 229-243-8555. Pick up a brochure at the CVB for your self guided tour.

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

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages