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Oconee Hill Cemetery is a cemetery in Athens, Georgia, United States. The extant cemetery opened in 1856 and is located near the University of Georgia.[1]

Oconee Hill Cemetery
Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia.jpg
Oconee Hill Cemetery is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Oconee Hill Cemetery
Location in Georgia, United States
Oconee Hill Cemetery is located in the United States
Oconee Hill Cemetery
Oconee Hill Cemetery (the United States)
CountryUnited States
Coordinates33°56′52″N 83°21′59″W / 33.9476934°N 83.3662891°W / 33.9476934; -83.3662891
Entrance and groundskeeper house in 2011

Oconee Hill Cemetery was purchased in 1855 by the city of Athens when further burials were prohibited in the old town cemetery on land owned by the University of Georgia. In 1856, the city formed a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees to hold and manage in trust the original purchase of 17 acres (69,000 m2) on the west side of the North Oconee River as a public cemetery for the benefit of the town.[2]

On May 22, 2013, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Notable intermentsEdit

Further readingEdit

Marshall, Charlotte Thomas (2009). Oconee Hill Cemetery of Athens, Georgia. I. Athens, Georgia: Athens Historical Society. p. 620. ISBN 0972530215.


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  3. ^ Weekly List Of Actions Taken On Properties: 5/20/13 through 5/24/13
  4. ^ Jackson, Ed; Charles Pou. "This Day in Georgia History: July 16". GeorgiaInfo. Digital Library of Georgia. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  5. ^ Fowler, Betty Alice (31 May 2002). "An Art in Living". Resource Library Magazine. Retrieved 25 March 2013.

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