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Alta Vista Cemetery
Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia

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Alta Vista Cemetery

GPS: 34.289797, -83.838524

521 Jones Street
Gainesville, GA 30501

Published: January 17, 2017
Total records: 14,116

Alta Vista Cemetery is owned and maintained by the City of Gainsville.

History

Alta Vista Cemetery dates back to 1872 when the City of Gainesville purchased 9.25 acres from soon to be Georgia Governor Allen D. Candler. When the cemetery opened, families moved their deceased from other nearby cemeteries.

In the 1960's, the old Woodlawn Cemetery (adjacent) was absorbed into Alta Vista Cemetery. There were other plots of land nearby that people used for free burials that were too absorbed into Alta Vista. Today, the cemetery measures 80 acres in size.

Among the famous burials include two former Georgia Governors, Lt. Gen James Longstreet, three Revolutionary War Solders, a N.A.S.A. Astronaut, two U.S. Congressmen, two men Georgia Counties were named after, two song writers, Poultry Pioneer Jesse Jewell, a circus performer, a bridge builder, 158 Civil War Veterans, an inventor, and numerous other interesting people.

Cemetery Records

Records published here were acquired from the City of Gainesville's cemetery database. Dates of death range from 1800 to 2016.


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