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31 Days of Spook – Oakland Cemetery

12 Oct

 I thought it was time to walk through a cemetery with you once again.  Today, I’m going to focus on one close to home – the historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.  Oakland Cemetery was bought in 1850 and was originally named Atlanta Graveyard or City Burial Place.  It was renamed to Oakland Cemetery in 1972.

Oakland Cemetery offers twilight tours of the cemetery – how scary huh?  And around this time of the year, the cemetery even offers what they call “Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours”.  What a way to catch some things that go bump in the night.  There are over 70,000 residents in over 40 acres that are just dying to meet you whether you have a guided tour or walk the cemetery by yourself… if you’re brave enough.

A lot of the history of this wonderful cemetery centers around the Civil War.  There have been stories in the Confederate portion of the cemetery of hearing names being called as if in a roll call.  But to look around, there is no one living there, just the statue of a lion guarding the unknown Confederate dead and he’s not talking.

Often the guides at the cemetery will tell you that people actually die three times.  Once on their last breath, once when they are laid to rest and once when they are no longer remembered.  Sounds just like a situation for a few people to come out and be remembered, doesn’t it?  So the next time you’re in the area, drop by for a visit.  I’ve heard they’re always looking for a good soul to fright.

There are lots of famous people buried here in Oakland.  Mom took this photograph not too long ago.  Do you recognize the name?

 

 

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17 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Oakland Cemetery

  1. speedyrabbit

    10/12/2015 at 2:03 am

    oh I would love to explore that cemetery…..hehehe coming Bacon?xx Speedy

     
    • Piglove

      10/12/2015 at 10:24 am

      I would most definitely come with you my little friend. Mom/dad say it is out of this world! XOXO – Bacon

       
      • speedyrabbit

        10/12/2015 at 11:37 am

        Oooo I feel an adventure coming on… Hehehe xx Speedy

         
  2. CarolMaeWY

    10/12/2015 at 3:41 am

    Hope this works Bacon. . .

     
    • Piglove

      10/12/2015 at 10:26 am

      Oh my piggy – squeals!! I absolutely LOVE this my friend. Thank you for sharing with me… I’m off now to do the Monster Mash! XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. Fozziemum

    10/12/2015 at 5:52 am

    Goodness Bacon…sounds fascinating..i am always amazed you had a war between your own peeps..rhe closest we came was over gold miners rights not a biggun at all…loves Fozziemum xx

     
    • Piglove

      10/12/2015 at 10:27 am

      Oh my friend. It was an awful war – one that doesn’t need to be repeated EVER. This cemetery is beautiful. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Fozziemum

        10/12/2015 at 9:14 pm

        It sounded terrible..and so hard to imagine..:( xxx Fozziemum

         
  4. easyweimaraner

    10/12/2015 at 6:47 am

    is that the autor of gone with the wind? it fits somehow that she is buried there, near the soldiers of civil war…

     
    • Piglove

      10/12/2015 at 10:27 am

      Yep. That is correct. It’s a beautiful cemetery. So fitting. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. katsrus

    10/12/2015 at 7:47 am

    Sounds like an interesting place. Have a great week.
    Sue B

     
    • Piglove

      10/12/2015 at 10:28 am

      It is a huge cemetery, very beautiful that is the final resting place to so many famous people here in the south. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. Kate Crimmins

    10/12/2015 at 9:26 am

    Enjoying your 31 days of spook!

     
    • Piglove

      10/12/2015 at 10:30 am

      Thank you my friend. I really appreciate that compliment! It makes all of my hard work in preparation for October so worth it! XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. gentlestitches

    10/12/2015 at 8:09 pm

    Ah! Easy gave me the answer. I loved that book and also the movie. How beautiful were all the southern dresses in that movie. The skirts were YUGE! Ha Ha. My new American word. YUGE!

     
    • Piglove

      10/13/2015 at 9:24 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter! That is her grave and her historical Jonesboro is only a rocks throw from where we live. XOXO – Bacon

       

This piggy would love to snort with you :)

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