Historic High Country / Tallapoosa

Budapest Cemetery

Budapest Cemetery Rd.
Off Hwy. 78
Tallapoosa, GA 30176

678-644-0743 | 770-630-8946
  • Entrance to cemetery

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  • Postcards for purchase

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  • Lakatos Grave Site

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  • Historic Marker

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  • Anna and Joseph Ecsedy

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Budapest Cemetery is located east of Tallapoosa, GA on Budapest Cemetery Road off Hwy 78.

The cemetery, containing about 20 graves, has a large arch gateway entrance and a split rail fence along the roadway.  In 1888, three winemaking communities were founded here on some 2000 acres.   A local land developer, Ralph L. Spencer, invited some 200 Hungarian wine-making families to settle this region. The wine industry flourished in this climate until 1908 when the passage of the Prohibition Act in Georgia spelled their doom.  Most residents were forced back to the Pennsylvania mines.

Visitors are free to enjoy the tables and shade.  Information and updates will be provided as often as possible.  A cookbook -  "The Southern Roots of Budapest"  – a collection of traditional Hungarian and classic Southern recipes is available for purhase through the Haralson County Historical Society.  770.646.3369 or 770.630.8946.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

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

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round


    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages