Buckhead Cemeteries Overview
There are ten historic cemeteries in Buckhead. Each whispers unique stories of early Buckhead, from the establishment of African American enclaves, to the existence of rural almshouses, to the impact of the Civil War in the area. Click on each cemetery name below to find out more!
In the late twentieth century, some of Buckhead’s churches began establishing memorial gardens and columbaria on their grounds for the burial of cremated remains. Click here for more information on this memorialization practice.
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The following map of Buckhead’s historic cemeteries was created by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2015 (the Guess Family Cemetery is not indicated):
Video by Tambi Tyler, Atlanta International School
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We manage Harmony Grove Cemetery on West Paces Ferry Rd and Mt Olive Cemetery on Pharr Rd by City of Atlanta resolutions. We also help with several other cemeteries in the Buckhead area, including Piney Grove and New Hope. We can always use volunteers – we host cleanup days, work with horticulturists and maintenance personnel, and research families and talk to descendants, etc. If you would be interested in volunteering or joining the Buckhead Heritage cemetery committee, please contact the office here.
Buckhead Heritage Society
3180 Mathieson Drive, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30305