A brief history of Rose Hill Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery was founded in 1840 on 65 acres of land nestled next to the Ocmulgee River on the north side of Macon, GA. The cemetery serves as the final resting place for thousands of people. There are over a thousand confederate soldier graves located in the cemetery; there are also graves for three GA governors, 31 mayors, and several senators/congressmen. Several notable entertainers are buried in the cemetery as well.

The cemetery is presently owned and maintained by the City of Macon. The cemetery is both the oldest and the largest of all 33 cemeteries located within the city.

In recent times, the cemetery has faced rapid deterioration due to age and vandalism. Vandalism has become most rampant over the last ten years. Unfortunately, security costs to keep these vandals out are too much for the city to bear. The Historic Rose Hill Cemetery Foundation was founded in 2002 to slow the progress of deterioration. If you would like to contribute financially to this organization to help it keep up the effort to restore Rose Hill Cemetery, please visit the Foundation page for more information on how to do so.

Rose Hill Cemetery   •   1071 Riverside Drive   •   Macon, GA   •   (478) 751-9119