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Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon

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Rose Hill Cemetery is a 50-acre cemetery located on the banks of the Ocmulgee River in Macon, Georgia, United States, that opened in 1840. Simri Rose, a horticulturist and designer of the cemetery, was instrumental in the planning of the city of Macon and planned Rose Hill Cemetery in return for being able to choose his own burial plot. The cemetery is named in his honor.
Rose Hill Cemetery was a hangout and artistic inspiration for the Allman Brothers Band during their early years. The Allman Brothers' slide guitarist Duane Allman, keyboardist and vocalist Gregg Allman, drummer Butch Trucks and bassist Berry Oakley are interred here.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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  • WOW...driving through the 1840 archway gate, you can feel the Middle Georgia history. Definitely worth the extra effort to find the Allman Brothers site...  more »
  • Great place to come and see how sone things were done back in the 1800's. And pay respect to Duane Allman an BO.  more »
  • Very cool old cemetery, a little bit under kept, but still well worth the visit! Highlights include the grave sites of Duane Allman, Berry Oakley & Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers band, as well as the alvove that contains the grave of Elizabeth Reed, where the ABB used to come to practice and party!
  • Beautiful and magical. Great place to bring your family and have a picnic just like they did a century ago...

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