Oconee Hill Cemetery
- 297 Cemetery St., Athens, GA 30605
Oconee Hill Cemetery is nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding examples of Victorian cemeteries in the nation. Known for its charm and beauty, historic Oconee Hill Cemetery is adjacent to Sanford Stadium on the University of Georgia campus. Established in 1856 and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Oconee Hill is significant for its landscape architecture, decorative funerary markers, distinctive cast-iron fencing and a rare through-truss bridge.
The grassy and rolling terrain with woods, flowing water and scenic vistas makes Oconee Hill a pleasant place to visit and stroll among the graves of many notable Georgians including governors, University presidents, veterans, and Congressmen. Oconee Hill is still an active cemetery, and lots are available for sale.
The above video is the first in a series of videos that provides a virtual tour of notable sites within Oconee Hill Cemetery. Watch the full series here.