Archive for July 7th, 2013

Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

July 7, 2013

We’re back from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and we’re planning a trip to Richmond, Virginia, and in the midst of the lull, Sugar decides we need to go the Old Colonial Cemetery.

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In this cemetery many victims of the

Great Yellow Fever Epidemic

of 1820

were buried.

Nearly 700 Savannahians died

that year, including two local

physicians who lost their lives

caring for the stricken.

Several epidemics followed.  In 1854

The Savannah Benevolent Association

was organized to aid the families

of the fever victims.

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Across the cemetery we spot a bird sitting on a headstone.

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This cemetery is full of historical markers.  You can click on any image to enlarge.  Enjoy!

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There are ancient crape myrtles here that need to be refurbished. Sugar has a lot of work ahead of him…

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These headstones were set into a brick wall.

I have no clue why it was so important to Sugar to come here.  Perhaps he told me, and I just wasn’t listening.  Or perhaps oh look!  Shiny thing!