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Riverside Cemetery
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia

Riverside Cemetery

GPS: 32.850264, -83.638634

1301 Riverside Dr
Macon, GA 31201

Date published: June 25, 2017
Total records: 18,999

Riverside Cemetery is a non-profit organization governed by the Board of Directors.


Riverside Cemetery was established in 1887, located just off Riverside Drive above the Ocmulgee River on a 125-acre parcel of land, as a private cemetery. The cemetery was built adjacent to the City's Rose Hill Cemetery, which at the time was falling into disrepair. Riverside Cemetery was established as a more beautiful, alternative to the city cemetery.

Riverside Cemetery is the final resting place of over 18,000 people including Civil War veterans, esteemed civic and business leaders, renowned educators, religious leaders of several faiths, members of the Military, and prominent Macon families.

The land had formally been used as a lookout for Confederate forces in the Civil War. In 1864, a parapet was built on bluff here in what is today the Violet section of the cemetery.

Riverside Cemetery was added to the Register of National Historic Places in 1983.

Cemetery Records

Records published here were acquired from Riverside Cemetery on June 24, 2017. They include dates of death ranging from 1848 to 2017.

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