Presidential Pathways / Columbus

Riverdale-Porterdale Cemeteries

1000 Victory Drive
Columbus, GA 31901


Riverdale Cemetery was established in 1890, with a layout of lots in graceful curves extending from a central axis running front to back. The brick building was erected in 1915, featuring a chapel and housing for the sexton flanking an arched passageway for funeral processions, and topped by a bell tower.

In addition to family plots, Riverdale also encompasses areas designated for, and maintained by, the Temple Israel and Shearith Israel Congregations.

Porterdale Cemetery is located in an area designated for burials on the earliest map of the frontier town of Columbus. Ga., established in 1828. The oldest marked grave surveyed so far is dated in 1836, but the area was undoubtedly used for earlier burials which were not recorded or marked, or those markings have disappeared. Much of Porterdale's history was of the oral tradition, so some information has been lost over time. City Council records list some burials by name as early as 1849.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee 0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    185, 85

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages