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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 »»


CEMETERY HOURS OF OPERATION

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

HISTORIC LINWOOD FOUNDATION HOURS
Mon - Thurs 9:00AM - 3:00PM daily.
Closed holidays.
upcoming events 21st Annual Linwood Fall Ramble
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 upcoming events
Contact the Foundation
~ 706.321.8285
upcoming events

July 2nd, 2020

Office closed for July 4th holiday vacation

The Historic Linwood Foundation Office will be closed Thursday, July 2nd thru Tuesday July 7th. We will re-open at 9:00 on Wednesday July 8th.

The cemetery will be open from 7 am to 7 pm. It is the responsibility of the City of Columbus to open and close the cemetery gates, NOT the Foundation.

If you are hunting relatives buried in Linwood, use the Visit Linwood tab at the top, and scroll down to Burial Records. There are 2 maps at the bottom of the sidebar to help you locate the grave of your relative.

We hope you have a safe and Happy 4th!!!


May 4th, 2020

Office Closed to the Public

In order to comply with the city ordinance stating city owned office buildings be closed to the public until May 18th, the Historic Linwood Foundation office is closed to the public until 9:00 A.M., Monday, May 18th.

The cemetery will be open from 7 am to 7 pm. It is the responsibility of the City of Columbus to open and close the cemetery gates.

If you are hunting relatives buried in Linwood, use the Visit Linwood tab at the top, and scroll down to Burial Records. There are 2 maps at the bottom of the sidebar to help you locate the grave of your relative.

If you need help from the city Cemetery Division, please call 706-225-4579.


March 30th, 2020

Office closed due to Social Distancing

In order to comply with the social distancing guidelines, the Historic Linwood Foundation office will be closed until April 30. The cemetery will be open from 7 am to 7 pm. It is the responsibility of the City of Columbus to open and close the cemetery gates.

If you are hunting relatives buried in Linwood, use the Visit Linwood tab at the top, and scroll down to Burial Records. There are 2 maps at the bottom of the sidebar to help you locate the grave of your relative.

If you are trying to reach the Columbus City Cemetery Division, their phone number is 706-225-4579.
Please stay safe!!!


December 11th, 2019

Holiday Hours

The Foundation will be closed the week of Christmas, the 23rd through the 27th. We will be back in the office on Monday December 30th, and we will close at noon on the 31st.
We will be closed New Year’s Day, and Thursday, January 2nd. We will be back in the office Monday January 6th.

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


November 27th, 2019

Thanksgiving Office Hours

The office will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 27th. We will return Monday, December 2nd at 9:00 am.
If for some reason the cemetery gates are not open during the holiday season, that is the responsibility of the city, not the Foundation. The gates should be open regular hours 7 am to 7 pm each day.
We hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!


November 6th, 2019

Foundation Mailing Address

If you sent mail to the Foundation, and had it returned, please resend to our mailing address:

Historic Linwood Foundation
P. O. Box 1057
Columbus, GA 31902


September 9th, 2019

Murder Most Foul: Historic Linwood Cemetery Fall Ramble

The 23rd Annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall Ramble will be held on Thursday, October 17. Entitled “Murder Most Foul,” the sunset tour will feature six stories about Columbus people buried in Linwood Cemetery – some whom met violent deaths and others who committed the crimes.
Each tour will begin with a short introduction to the theme of murder by Doug McLeod. Following that, ramblers will visit the graves of three murdered men:
• Stone carver Henry McCauley, who was shot in a barroom brawl (Claudya Muller, presenter)
• Newspaper man Colonel William Salisbury, who was killed by a man who accused him of libel (Jimmy Motos, presenter)
• Needham Benefield, a young mill worker who was killed by a co-worker at a picnic (Daniel Bellware, presenter)

Also featured will be:
• General Daniel McDougald, who shot his business partner Burton Hepburn – in self-defense (John Mallory Land, presenter)
• James McLester Jefferson, who killed a policemen during a day of drinking at a “near beer” saloon (Brian Luedtke, presenter)
• Edward Powers Peabody, who legally changed his name – for a price – and later died mysteriously (Linda McCardle, presenter)

Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Tours will start every 15 minutes beginning at 4:30 p.m., and will continue till approximately 6:30 p.m. Visitors with special mobility needs are asked to come to the pre-5:00p.m. tours, when golf cart tours will be available. Walking ramblers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and consider bringing a flashlight. Following the tours, refreshments prepared by local caterer Jodi Ressmeyer and a wide assortment of beverages will be provided.
Parking for the Ramble will be in Piedmont Medical’s 17th Street Outpatient Parking Lots; police officers will assist with parking directions.
Tickets are $30.00 for adults and $15 for students (under age 21). Tickets are available now at the Historic Linwood Foundation Office on the grounds of Linwood Cemetery. For more information, please call the Foundation Office at 706-321-8285, Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.
For more information search for Historic Linwood Cemetery Foundation on Facebook.


June 6th, 2019

Office closed for vacation

The Historic Linwood Foundation office will close at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 6th and be closed until Monday, June 17th at 9:00 am. The gates to Linwood Cemetery should be open regular hours, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The City of Columbus is responsible for opening and closing the cemetery gates.


May 28th, 2019

Genealogy Society Social

Columbus Public Library (Main Branch), Synovus Room A&B
Saturday, June 8, 2019
2pm – 5pm

The Columbus Public Library’s Genealogy Room is hosting a Genealogy Society Social in celebration of Family History Day. The event is for members of the Muscogee Genenalogical Society, members of various lineage societies, and anyone interested in genealogy/family history.

Drop by the Synovus Room to meet others interested in genealogy; get help with your genealogy; and learn about lineage societies. Then head up to the Genealogy Room and do some research!

Light refreshments will be served. Call 706-322-3175 for more information. Hope to see you there!


December 17th, 2018

Office closed for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

The Historic Linwood Foundation office will close at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 20 and be closed until Thursday, January 3rd, at 9:00 am. The gates to Linwood Cemetery should be open regular hours, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The City of Columbus is responsible for opening and closing the cemetery gates.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!