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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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  • interesting visit seeing civil war up to modern times burials. Nice walking (hilly). Some of the family plots could use some upkeep as stones are falling down. I like the combination of being a park....  more
    interesting visit seeing civil war up to modern times burials. Nice walking (hilly). Some of the family plots could use some upkeep as stones are falling down. I like the combination of being a park....  more »
  • We picked up a brochure at the Macon downtown visitor center. The cemetery was designed to be a cemetery and a public park. We drove through are very narrow roads. May have been better to park and....  more
    We picked up a brochure at the Macon downtown visitor center. The cemetery was designed to be a cemetery and a public park. We drove through are very narrow roads. May have been better to park and....  more »
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  • Joey Fernandez and his Rose Hill Cemetery preservation work is a wonderful tribute to Macon Ga. Joey works tirelessly to keep these beautiful monuments clean and intact. Not only does he give his talent of preservation, he shares his knowledge with others on how to preserve and protect these wonderful works of art.
  • This place is magical. I wish this was the cemetery I grew up playing in as a child. There's so many mysteries!

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