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STONE CARVING. Linwood Cemetery is not only a memorial garden to commemorate the deceased, it is also an open-air museum of the art that out lives life, left behind to celebrate all the lives lived and lost. READ ON »»

RESTORATION. Preservation of our history in the face of decay is truly a noble aim. To make sure that future generations can enjoy the serenity of the cemetery, we gladly and thankfully accept donations. READ ON »»

VOLUNTEER. Time is relentless, constantly working to erode the past. It is our duty to stave off this erosion. With so much restoration already accomplished, there is still much to be done, including the restitution of the century old Edmond Cole upright grand piano. READ ON »»


Gates open 7:00AM - 7:00PM daily,
Including weekends and holidays.

Mon - Thurs 9:00AM - 3:00PM daily.
Closed holidays.
upcoming events 20th Annual Linwood Fall Ramble, Thursday, October 20th 2016 upcoming events
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October 5th, 2016

Official City Records map now on the website

If you look to the left of the page, you will now see the Official City Records map listed under the downloadable maps. This is the map we use in the Historic Linwood Foundation Office to help people locate the graves in which they are interested. Unfortunately, it does not include the Old Cemetery. If you click on the VISIT LINWOOD tab in the banner, then scroll down to the bottom, you will see the BURIAL RECORDS. When you click on the first letter of the last name you are hunting, a list of Linwood Cemetery Interments will appear. You will first see the section of the cemetery in which the person is buried, then you will see the lot. Now, if you open the Official City Records Map, you will notice the sections which will either be a 1 or 2, or an A, B, C, D. Enlarge the map so that you see the numbers in the plots. Then just follow the roads to your ancestor! If your ancestor is listed in the Old Section, you will still need to come by the office so that we can help you.
NOTE: The Linwood burial record numbers work for this map only — not for the other map, which is called simply “Cemetery Map” on the Linwood webpage. However, once you locate your plot on the City map, you can try to find it on the other map. The other map has the outline of each plot and shows how many graves are in it. Both of these maps can be enlarged so that you can read the details.
We hope this helps as you try to find those long lost ancestors!

September 1st, 2016

Office Closed Labor Day

The office of the Historic Linwood Foundation will be closed Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. The cemetery gates will be open regular hours, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The office will re-open on Tuesday the 6th at 9:00 am.

August 16th, 2016

Historic Linwood Foundation Fall Ramble – October 20th

We invite you to join the Historic Linwood Foundation for our 20th Annual Fall Ramble. The Ramble will be on Thursday, October 20th. The theme for this year’s Ramble is “Making the Rounds with the Doctors” which will feature the lives of some of the doctors who had a hand in shaping the medical community in Columbus. After the tour, enjoy food and beverages as the sun slowly sets over Linwood Cemetery. Tours will begin at 5:30 pm. Guests with special mobility needs are encouraged to come to the 5:30 tour as we will have golf carts to carry you on the tour.

Ticket prices are:

Tickets purchased in advance $25.00 Members $30.00 Non-members
Tickets day of event $30.00 Members $35.00 Non-members

For more information, please contact the Historic Linwood Foundation office at 706-321-8285. Office hours are Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 to 3:00.

July 18th, 2016

Pokémon Go

We understand that “Pokémon Go” is the new craze for Iphones and Android devices to get you out to explore your city or town. However, Historic Linwood Cemetery is just that, a cemetery, and we do not consider playing “Pokémon Go” to be appropriate decorum on the grounds. You are welcome to visit and locate the historic graves of people such as Gen. Henry L. Benning or John Stith Pemberton, but trying to catch “Pokémon” is just not appropriate at the final resting place for so many people. We want you to enjoy your visit to our historic cemetery, but we also ask that you respect the place for what it is, a cemetery.

June 29th, 2016

Holiday Closing

The Historic Linwood Foundation office will be closed the week of July 4th. We will re-open at 9:00 am on Monday, July 11th. The cemetery gates will be open regular hours, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

We hope you have safe and enjoyable 4th of July!

December 7th, 2015

Historic Linwood Foundation Holiday Hours

With the holiday season here, we wanted to let you know that the Historic Linwood Foundation office will close on Wednesday, December 23rd at noon, and will be closed until 9:00 am, Monday January 4, 2016. The cemetery will be open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Walking through the cemetery is a great way to burn off a few calories after the holiday meals! And you get to enjoy the beautiful sculptures that truly make Linwood Cemetery an out door museum.

If you need a Christmas present, how about a copy of Linwood Through the Lens: Contemporary Photographs of Historic Linwood Cemetery. We have a special price on them now for $25.00. It is a lovely coffee table book with beautiful pictures of Linwood Cemetery. If you are interested, just come by the Historic Linwood Foundation office on the grounds of Linwood Cemetery, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to purchase a copy. We do not accept credit cards, so cash or check only please.

We hop you have a safe and Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!

September 21st, 2015

19th Annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall RAmble

We invite you to join the Historic Linwood Foundation for our 19th Annual Fall Ramble. The Ramble will be on Thursday, October 22nd. The theme this year is “From Last Battle to First Decoration”, which will highlight individuals who were in the Last Battle of Columbus, and also highlight some of the individuals who were instrumental in creating the holiday we know as Memorial Day. Many do not know that the holiday of Memorial Day that we celebrate on the last Monday in May, originated here in Columbus GA., NOT Waterloo NY!!! Come join us as we tour the cemetery and enjoy food and drink afterwards. Tours start at 5:00, and will run every 10 -15 minutes until 6:30.
Prices are:
Advance tickets: $25 members; $30 non-members
At the gate: $30 members; $35 non-members
Students (under age 21): $12
For more information, please call the Historic Linwood Foundation office at 706-321-8285

June 16th, 2015

Office Closed the week of July 4th

We just wanted to let you know that the Historic Linwood Foundation office will be closed from Monday, June 29th through Friday, July 3rd. We will re-open on Monday, July 6th at 9:00 AM. The cemetery gates will be open as usual from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily.
We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July!

May 26th, 2015

Spring is here!

I think we can say that spring has finally arrived in the Chattahoochee Valley. When the pollen covers our vehicles with a yellow blanket, we know that the temperatures will soon be rising and summer is on the way.

If you have driven through the cemetery lately, you have seen some work being done to the gatehouse. We have painted the exterior a new color, and in the not too distant future we will be working on the inside.

Restoration continues to be a priority for the Foundation. The wall near the chapel that was falling down, has been repaired, and now will last for many years to come. We have been busy with other projects also. The Fergusson Lot, the Peddy Lot and the Pryoy/Gullen Lot have all been worked on and look fabulous! We have many more projects to do, and it is because of your generosity that we are able to accomplish what we have.

Since we have just celebrated Memorial Day, did you know that it started in Linwood Cemetery! Mr. Daniel Bellware and Dr. Richard Gardiner have co-authored a book entitled “The Genesis of the Memorial Holiday in America”, which we have in the office, which details the facts of Memorial Day starting here in Linwood Cemetery. Daniel and Richard have graciously offered to split the profit with the Foundation on any of their books that we sell.

And remember, if you know of someone planning a wedding, or a group that needs a place to meet, the Lummus Chapel is a great place for events. Also, if your organization needs a speaker, I am always willing to talk about Linwood Cemetery and the Foundation. Have PowerPoint, will travel!!!

March 4th, 2015

Remembering Easter 1865

Historic Linwood Foundation, in conjunction with the Chattahoochee Civil War Sesquicentennial group, will present “Remembering Easter 1865,” a dramatization featuring some of the main local characters who took part in “The Last Battle of the Civil War” during Easter of 1865. With a church service as its setting, the program will begin at 7:30 am on Easter Sunday, April 5, in the Lummus Chapel, located on the east end (near 10th Avenue) of Historic Linwood Cemetery. Parking for the event will be on the grass in front of the chapel. Attendees are asked to enter the cemetery via the chapel gate on Linwood Boulevard, just off 10th Avenue. This is event is free and open to all. Call 706-321-8285 for more information.