702 3rd Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Ph: (706) 821-1746
Fx: (706) 821-1743
Magnolia Cemetery is one of the more unique and interesting burial places of the South. The information on this website was compiled from the records of Magnolia Cemetery in the hopes that it would provide visitors with a sense of the history that we have at Magnolia Cemetery.
If you stroll down our walkways you will find some of the most unusual and beautiful tombstones to be found in any cemetery in the world. If at anytime during your visit the staff at Magnolia Cemetery can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to ask.
The land where Magnolia Cemetery is located was at one time part of a plantation with the first official burial in August of 1818. Academy of Richmond County owned the first two blocks and they sold it to the City Council of Augusta for $800 in 1817. Monies donated by Mrs. Louise de L’Aigle Reese built the present office building in the memory of her mother, Mrs. Mary Clarke de L’Aigle.
The cemetery contains over 60 acres. In the cemetery, you will find five Jewish cemeteries and one Greek cemetery. There is also a Masonic Lodge section and several church sections located in this one cemetery.
Oldest Tree in the State
The Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Indica) tree, located at the dead end of Third Street, is said to be classed as the oldest tree in the State of Georgia.
An interesting fact about the Cemetery is that the east wall was fortified during the Civil War to help defend the City of Augusta.