Linwood History

Linwood Cemetery in Macon, Georgia, was established in 1894. It is located in Macon’s Pleasant Hill Historic District and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Linwood Cemetery is the resting place for many of Middle Georgia’s most prominent African-American citizens.

The cemetery is on the north side of Walnut Street between Pursley and Grant Avenue. A small creek divides area into an eastern and a western half. Visitors can access the western entrance from Walnut Street or the eastern entrance at the north end of Pursley Street.

Many prominent African-Americans are buried at Linwood including doctors, lawyers, bankers, businessmen, and beloved teachers. Many graves belong to veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the war in Vietnam. There may be as many as four thousand graves located here.

The historic Linwood Cemetery is an irreplaceable resource, integral to the community and sense of place associated with the Pleasant Hill Historic District.  The cemetery is important not only to residents of Pleasant Hill, but more broadly to Macon, reflecting important aspects of the city’s history.

The BillionGraves website lists over 140 records for Linwood Cemetery with photographs and GPS locations.  The website Find A Grave has over 360 listings for Linwood.  The USGenWeb Project has an index of over 700 names and gravestone photographs.

Linwood EVENTs

Memorial Day and Veterans Day Events are held each year to engage the community to learn more about the history of the cemetery.  Veterans are chosen as keynote speakers. Each event also allows the opportunity for volunteers to sign up. 

Day of the Dead

St Peter Claver.  Parrishoners came out to honoring Rodney Davis who attended St Peter Claver.   

Mattie Hubbard, Louis H Williams are also honored. 

 

Beautification

Clean Up Days

are the second Saturday of each month from 9a-12.  Volunteers can show up with no appointment on the second Saturday.  Tools and equipment are provided but you can bring your own as well.  Volunteers can also arrange for another day by contacting Alice Jackson 478-746-0589

Preservation

Linwood Cemetery in Macon, Georgia, was established in 1894 as a private African-American cemetery by two white entrepreneurs, J.W. Cabiness and Walter D. Lamar. The cemetery is located in the historically black community of the Pleasant Hill historic district. The cemetery contains perhaps as many as 4,000 graves in 13 acres, and continues to be used today.

As Macon Cemetery Preservation Corporation moves to revitalize the cemetery, it is hoped that a renewed commitment by the community to this resource will be forged.

It is the goal of MCPC to revitalize this place to once again make it a focal point of the community.