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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 21st Annual Linwood Fall Ramble
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 upcoming events
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upcoming events

September 18th, 2017

21st Annual Linwood Fall Ramble

The 21st Annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall Ramble will be held on Thursday, October 19. Entitled “The Beginning of Camp Benning,” the sunset tour will feature presentations about some of the local people involved in the establishment of Camp Benning. The theme is in celebration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of Fort Benning. There will also be presentations related to WWI, which was fought a hundred years ago. Following the tours, guests are invited to enjoy beverages and light hors d’oeuvres in the Old Section of the cemetery.
The tour will begin with a short introduction which will set the scene for Camp Benning’s birth and preview some of the speakers the tour-takers will hear. Ramblers will proceed with the tour, visiting the graves of Frank G. Lumpkin, John Betjeman, G. Gunby Jordan, Robert E. Dismukes, and Frank U. Garrard, all of whom played important roles in securing the establishment of the camp. Also featured will be the Busseys, Arthur and Starlight, whose land became the nucleus of the present Fort Benning. Others featured will be WWI casualties, William Slade and Ral Miller, along with Dr. William N. Carter, one of the first local victims of the Spanish flu, which reached epidemic proportions during the war. Finally, the ramblers will hear about Anna Caroline Benning, daughter of General Henry Benning, for whom the camp (and later, fort) was named.
Tours will start every 15 minutes beginning at 5:00 p.m., and will continue till approximately 6:30 p.m. or until all guests have taken the tour. Throughout the event, golf cart transportation will be available for tour-goers with special mobility needs. Following the tours, refreshments prepared by local caterer Jodi Ressmeyer, and a wide assortment of beverages will be provided. This year, ticket-holders will receive 2 drink vouchers each, so it will be necessary for them to bring their tickets to the Ramble.
Tickets are priced at $30.00. There are no discounts for members or advanced purchase. Student tickets (under 21) are $12.00.
This year, entrance to the Ramble will be on the 17th Street side of the cemetery. Parking will be available in Midtown Medical Center’s 17th Street parking lots; security personnel will provide parking directions and assist pedestrians in crossing the street. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are available 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.
More Information visit http://linwoodcemetery.org or search for Historic Linwood Cemetery Foundation on Facebook.

July 11th, 2017

Foundation Office closed for vacation

The office of the Historic Linwood Foundation will close at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, July 11th, and we will be back at 9:00 am on Monday July 17th. 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.

June 29th, 2017

July 4th Holiday Office Closing

The office of the Historic Linwood Foundation will close at 3:00 pm, Thursday June 29th, and we will be back at 9:00 am on Wednesday July 5th. 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 each of you a safe and Happy 4th of July!!

March 6th, 2017

Easter Sunrise Service

Join the Historic Linwood Foundation as we celebrate Easter with a Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 16th at the Lummus Chapel on the grounds of Historic Linwood Cemetery. The service will be lead by Rev. Dick Reese, Minister of Patoral Care, of St. Luke Methodist Church. The service will begin at 7:30 am and last until approximately 9:00 am.

You can enter the cemetery from any of the three gates on Linwood Boulevard.

We look forward to seeing you at the Lummus Chapel on Easter Sunday!

December 22nd, 2016

Office closed for the Holidays

The office of the Historic Linwood Foundation will close at 2:00 pm, Thursday the 22nd, and we will be back at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. 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 each of you a safe and Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

November 17th, 2016

Foundation Thanksgiving Office Hours

The Historic Linwood Foundation office will close at noon on Wednesday, November 23. We will remain closed until Monday, November 29 at 9:00 am.
The gates to the 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 hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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.