Colonial Park Cemetery

Savannah, Georgia

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Colonial Park Cemetery is located at the intersection of Oglethorpe Avenue and Abercorn Street in Savannah, Georgia (Chatham County). The coordinates are 32° 4' 31" N, 81° 5' 22" W.

Colonial Park Cemetery is also known as the Old Cemetery and The Old Brick Cemetery. It was founded in 1750, making it the second oldest cemetery in the city. It is no longer active; it was closed for new burials in 1853. In 1896 it was reopened by the city as a park. The cemetery used to cover more land than it currently does. In fact, there are over 10,000 burials at the cemetery. However, only 600 gravestones remain today. Many famous citizens and war heroes are buried there.

Many people believe that Colonial Park Cemetery is haunted. Perhaps it's because many of the graves were destroyed and built over? Or maybe it's the mass graves at the back of the cemetery where victims of the Yellow Fever outbreak are buried? The most common haunting people experience is that of a ghostly couple. Both of these ghosts are decapitated, and missing their arms from the elbow down. Other apparitions are sometimes seen as well.

I received the following e-mail from Bethany K. in December 2009 regarding this cemetery:

I had the wonderful opportunity to go to the Colonial Park Cemetery recently, and I noticed something about one of the graves. I also have a picture of it, and I wanted to ask if anyone else had noticed what appears to be the outline of a face on the tomb in the picture titled "Tombs under tree." I don't know if it's coincidence, but I noticed as soon as I looked at it.

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