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Laurel Grove South Cemetery
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia

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Laurel Grove South Cemetery

GPS: 32.061497, -81.112765

2101 Kollock St.
Savannah, GA 31415

Published: Jun 25, 2016
Total records: 54,328

Laurel Grove South Cemetery is owned and operated by the City of Savannah, GA.

History

Laurel Grove North Cemetery is located on the west side of Savannah on a portion of the former Springfield Plantation. Named after the native laurel oak trees which once inhabited the site, the cemetery was developed in 1850 when the Old Cemetery (Colonial Park Cemetery), the Old Jewish Cemetery, Potter's Field, and the Old Negro Cemetery approached capacity.

Although there are dozens of African American cemeteries in Chatham County, Georgia, Laurel Grove South is the most signficant final resting place for African Americans who died in the 19th and 20th Centuries. While slavery was still legal, there were more free African Americans interred in Laurel Grove South than any other cemetery in the Southeast. The cemetery serves as a culturally and historically significant site for African American religion, education, civil rights and business.

Cemetery Records

Records published here were acquired from the City of Savannah on Jun 25, 2016, and covers dates of burial 1838 through June 2016.


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