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Cemeteries of Muscogee County


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Porterdale Cemetery - Columbus (African-American) Also, search Columbus Consoldiated Government Cemetary Records.

African - American Cemeteries & Obituaries John Allen has a marvelous page...and he just completed the Porterdale Cemetery (Columbus) (11,000 people!) What a great asset to researchers.

How to Get Records

Leave a Note at the Tombstone

Clapp Village (partial)

Clapp Cemetery Restoration Project

Join the Clapp Factory Cemetery League group and help restore part of Muscogee County history. If you have any information on the cemetery, community, factory, families, or history, please share!

Double Churches Cemetery of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church at Double Churches Road.

Edgewood Road African American Cemetery
Evergreen Memory Gardens Cemetery - Columbus, GA
Getzen Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery - Fortson, GA
Green Acres Cemetery - Ochillee
Jenkins Cemetery - Midland

Linwood Cemetery Chris Autry has a web site containing the work of his mother, Dolores Autry. She was a co-founder of the Historic Linwood Foundation.

Historic Linwood Foundation - Virtual Tour, photos of many tombstones, historic information

Information contributed on families buried there We welcome your information!

Locust Hill Baptist Church Cemetery off Warm Springs and Lynch Roads (African American)
McFarlan Cemetery
Mealing Family Cemetery (Franklin, Jackson, Johnston)

Midway Church (partial) Ft. Benning Military Base
Moses Family Cemetery Equiline Hill
Mount Gilead Cemetery - Fortson Mt. Zion Baptist and Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

Double Churches Cemetery of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church. Double Churches Road.
Park Hill Cemetery - Columbus
Patrick Cemetery - Columbus
Pierce Chapel
Phillips Cemetery - Upatoi
New Providence Cemetery - St. Mary's Road just past Bunker Hill Street
Check Riverdale Cemetery

Riverdale Cemetery
100 Victory Drive
Columbus, GA 31901
Provide a Stamped Addressed Envelope for their reply.
Also, search Columbus Consoldiated Government Cemetary Records.
Russell / Whitley - East side of "old" Warm Springs Rd, Between Flat Rock Park and Midland, GA
Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery
Shippey Family Cemetery
Williams Road Cemetery Willis Cemetery - Midland

How to Get Records
All the Columbus city cemetery records were microfilmed about two years ago through the efforts of Historic Linwood Foundation in Columbus. LDS did the microfilming. A set should be at the Georgia State Archives.

Riverdale Cemetery 100 Victory Drive Columbus, GA 31901 Provide a stamped addressed envelope.

Death Records PO Box 2299 Columbus, GA 31902 There is a $10.00 charge for Death Records.

Muscogee County Vital Records Columbus Consolidated Government Vital Records Office 100 Tenth Street Columbus, GA 31901-2617 (706) 653-4331

June Hanna Cemetery Collection June Hanna during her lifetime worked tirelessly in surveying cemeteries of Muscogee and surrounding counties. After her death in 1989 her work was contributed to The Chattahoochee Valley Historical Collections -

Simon Schwob Memorial Library Columbus State University 4225 University Avenue Columbus, GA 31907 Additionally much of her work can be found in the Columbus Library.

Clapp's Factory Cemetery (Story)



Leave a note
Something else that sometimes works is to print up a bunch of notes (the size of the zip lock type pint bags) containing that same info we include at the libraries and research centers. Stuff the little note in the little plastic bag and anchor with a rock at the headstone of each family member. One of mine waited patiently at the grave for four years before someone came by and responded. Four years for a little info was no time compared to having nothing and never getting it.

Take 3 x 5 cards with you to libraries and ask whomever is available where the family research card file is located. You can include any info you wish. I don't stay at home so I generally don't leave my landline, but snail and email works great for me. Even though I am in touch with people who don't have email; I have been put in touch with them by someone they know who does have email. They saw my card in a file and had a friend email me. The post office is a very slow way to communicate now that most of us are on the Internet and brings back long ago memories of sending a letter and getting a response six months later. By then I would have long forgotten the excitement I originally had.

The cards usually include your full name and all methods of communication. For women and security, leave off the maiden name and just mingle it in with the surnames.

Include all surnames.

Include full names of people from 100 years ago and older. On those, include birth and death dates and places. I don't tell the Internet who my parents and grandparents were. When I get to the suspected 'shirttail' cousins I then share more detailed info. Shirttail are very distant cousins.

By now, your card is fairly full so finish it off with fact and oral history. Keep it concise and cram as much identifying info in there as you can."


Check Political Graveyard to see what Politicians were born, lived or buried in Muscogee County, Georgia.


Georgia Tombstone Transcription Project


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