Our trip to Atlanta also included a visit to Oakland Cemetery (logo from their pamphlet).
It dates from 1850 and occupies a 48-acre site between the Sweet Auburn and Grant Park neighborhoods, not far from the King Center and the Georgia State Capitol. Numerous famous Atlantans are interred here, among them:
Of course, a large section is devoted to the Confederacy and the soldiers who died for it, whether known:
At one point this obelisk was the tallest structure in Atlanta:
Note, though, how they’ve tried to defang its message: all three of the federal, state, and city flags take precedence over the flag of the CSA, which of course is the original Stars and Bars, not the Battle Flag.
There is also a segregation-era African-American section, and a Jewish section, along with the usual collection of interesting headstones and monuments.