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31 Days of Spook – Oakland Cemetery

17 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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15 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Oakland Cemetery

  1. franhunne4u

    October 17, 2016 at 2:34 am

    I had to look her up – at first mistook Marsh for March – the Little Women …

     
    • Piglove

      October 17, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Oh my! XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. easyweimaraner

    October 17, 2016 at 2:41 am

    is that the woman who wrote gone with the wind? I would like to see her last place … but not in twilight and better not on howl-o-ween :o)

     
    • Piglove

      October 17, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Yes. Mom/dad have been there and taken this picture. This is really a unique cemetery for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. MissKymmiee

    October 17, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Amazing Post ❤️️ http://www.misskymmiee.com

     
  4. Deborah Boza Valledor

    October 17, 2016 at 6:26 am

    SHE knew that one right away…Margaret Mitchell Marsh…Gone With the Wind…one of her favorite books and movies too! SHE loved your post today…me?…I was a little scared!

     
    • Piglove

      October 17, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Snorts! It’s okay my friend. I’ll hold your paw. This cemetery is super cool…. I just wouldn’t visit at night time. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. nanacathy2

    October 17, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Of course Gone with the Wind.

     
    • Piglove

      October 17, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      You got it! We are living in Gone with the Wind country for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. jansfunnyfarm

    October 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Jan recognizes the name. A very famous one.

     
    • Piglove

      October 17, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Yes indeed it is. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. angelswhisper2011

    October 17, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    That’s creepy, Bacon! Granny was once in Ireland on a cemeterey that she would never visit alone nor at night. The graves were very old, but not so famous as this one 😀 Boo…. Pawkisses for a scary night….hehehe 🙂 ❤

     
    • Piglove

      October 17, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Squeals – really? Mom loves to go through old cemeteries and explore…. but definitely not at night. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. Tails Around the Ranch

    October 23, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Well…fiddle-de-dee! How about that?!

     
    • Piglove

      October 23, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Snorts with piggy laughter. That was most excellent my dear friend. XOXO – Bacon

       

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