Classic South / Sandersville

Sandersville Old City Cemetery

100 Virginia Avenue
Sandersville, GA 31082

478-552-2525
  • Sandersville Old City Cemetery

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  • Smith Angel

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  • Confederate Monument

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  • Francis Obelisk

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  • Cradle Grave

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  • Lanier Monument

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  • Brantley-Pringle Mausoleum

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  • Brown Monument

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  • Box Tombs

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  • Gates of Sandersville Old City Cemetery

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  • Youngblood Lot

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  • Nannie Virginia Evans Monument

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  • Hall Monument

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  • Sullivan Cross

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The Sandersville Old City Cemetery is the city's oldest and most scenic cemetery. Established ca.1831, the Victorian Era cemetery is the final resting place of missionaries, a Georgia governor, business, county leaders and prohibitionist. There are more than 90 identified graves of Civil War soldiers and numerous unidentified graves. The cemetery is the site of a Civil War skirmish and the site of the earliest Methodist-Episcopal Church in the city. Still present is the old road bed leading into the city, which was used by General William T. Sherman and his troops as they entered Sandersville. Browse at your leisure among the graves, above-ground tombs and the mausoleum of Georgia's Father of Prohibition. See examples of funerary art of the mid-19th century to art deco monuments of the 20th century. Visit and explore this quiet place. On the Historic Register of Historic Places.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    20, 75

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site, Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Lantern Tour

    Lantern Tour

    11/01/2014 - 11/01/2014

    The Old City Cemetery Committee, a part of the Washington County Historical Society in Sandersville, will host a Lantern Tour on Nov. 1, 2014, in conjunction with the 150th celebration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. The Old City Cemetery was first used as a cemetery in 1832 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Notable historical figures buried there include Thomas W. Hardwick, Governor of Georgia (1921-1923), U.S. Senator (1914-1919) and Representative (1903-1914); C... read more