Buckhead Heritage Society

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!

Guess Family Cemetery

Harmony Grove Cemetery

Lowery-Stephens Cemetery

Mt. Olive Cemetery

New Hope AME Cemetery

North Fulton Park Cemetery

Old Mt. Zion Cemetery / Northside Park Cemetery

Piney Grove Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Sardis Cemetery

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.

If you explore and take photos, please be respectful. Share on social media with the hashtag #BuckheadCemeteries

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

Cemetery News

Click here to See Moses Few Oral History about New Hope Church


Phoenix Flies New Hope Church Event, March 23, 2019, Arden Rd.

Buckhead Heritage participated in the citywide Phoenix Flies program organized by the Atlanta Preservation Center with tours of the history of New Hope Church dating back to the late 1800’s. The congregation hosted a BBQ and fish fry for visitors.



We manage Harmony Grove Cemetery on West Paces ferry Rd, and help with several other cemeteries in the Buckhead area. We can always use volunteers – we host cleanup days, work with horticulturists and maintenance personnel, and research  families and talk to descendents, 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

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