The Old City Cemetery, also known as Linwood Cemetery, is a 28.7-acre (11.6 ha) cemetery on what is now Linwood Boulevard, in Columbus, Georgia. It dates from 1828, when the town of Columbus was founded, or before. It appears in surveyor Edward Lloyd Thomas's original plan for the city. The cemetery consists mostly of rectangular family plots bordered by iron fences or walls made of brick or granite, accessed by a main east-west corridor and perpendicular lanes. It includes both simple and elaborate tombstones, some displaying Egyptian Revival or Gothic styles.
Old City Cemetery
|Location||721 Linwood Boulevard,|
|Architect||Edward Lloyd Thomas|
|Architectural style||Gothic, Egyptian Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||80001188|
|Added to NRHP||September 29, 1980|
According to its 1978 nomination, the majority of prominent Columbus persons are buried there. Its burials include more than 200 Confederate Army soldiers representing every state in the Confederacy.
Thomas's own son was an early burial, as he died and was buried in the cemetery in 1828 while Thomas was amidst his work surveying, but apparently the grounds include earlier marked and unmarked graves of "'early traders, river people, and Indians.'"
- James Abercrombie (1792–1861), US Representative
- Henry L. Benning (1814–1875), American Civil War CSA general for whom nearby Fort Benning is named
- Mark Harden Blandford (1826–1902), CSA Congressman
- Absalom Harris Chappell (1801–1878), US Representative
- Peyton H. Colquitt (1831–1863), Civil War Confederate officer
- Walter T. Colquitt (1799–1855), US Senator
- Martin Jenkins Crawford (1820–1883), US Representative and CSA Congressman
- Noble Leslie DeVotie (1838–1861), founder of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
- Thomas Flournoy Foster (1796–1848), US Representative
- Hines Holt (1805–1865), US Representative
- Porter Ingram (1810–1893), CSA Congressman
- Alfred Iverson Sr. (1798–1873), US Representative and Senator
- James Johnson (1811–1891), Georgia Governor
- Seaborn Jones (1788–1864), US Representative
- Thomas M. Nelson (1782–1853), US Representative
- Dr. John Stith Pemberton (1831–1888), formulator of Coca-Cola
- Pleasant J. Philips (1819–1876), Civil War Confederate general
- Paul Jones Semmes (1815–1863), Civil War Confederate general
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Nancy Alexander; Roger Harris; Janice P. Biggers (1978). "Georgia AHP Survey-Inventory: Historic Resources of Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia: Linwood Cemetery / Old (City) Cemetery". National Park Service. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
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- Official website
- Old City Cemetery at Find a Grave
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Linwood Cemetery
- Historic Linwood Cemetery est. 1828 at Columbus Consolidated Government (CCG) Department of Public Works' Cemetery Division
- Cemetery Records Database at CCG Public Services Department Cemetery Records
- Dolores Autry Linwood Cemetery Collection at Columbus State University Archives