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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

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!


November 20th, 2018

Foundation office closed for Thanksgiving

The office of the Historic Linwood Foundation will close at noon on Wednesday, November the 21st for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open on Monday, November 26th at 9:00 am.
We hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!


November 6th, 2018

Office closed

The Historic Linwood Foundation Office will be closed November 12th-15th due to construction to repair damage the office received during a storm. We will re-open Monday the 19th.

Due to the construction, the gate at the office will be closed, but the other gate, known as the Rock Gate or middle gate, will be open.The cemetery itself will be open regular hours – 7 am to 7 pm.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.


August 20th, 2018

22nd Annual Linwood Fall Ramble

The 22nd Annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall Ramble will be held on Thursday, October 18. The theme this year is “Exploring Linwood’s Old Section”. We will be visiting a section of the cemetery in which most people seldom venture.
Tickets are priced at $30.00. There are no discounts for members or advanced purchase. Student tickets (under 21) are $15.00.
This year, entrance to the Ramble will be on the 17th Street side of the cemetery. Parking will be available in Piedmont 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. with tours starting at 5:00.
Tickets will be available September 1 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.


June 19th, 2018

Historic Linwood Foundation Office closed

Due to damage from a fallen tree limb, the Historic Linwood Foundation office will be closed until June 25th. The cemetery will be open as usual. After the 25th, please call to see if the office is open as repairs will be underway, and we really don’t know what that will entail. The phone number is 706-321-8285. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


May 17th, 2018

Memorial Day

The Historic Linwood Foundation office will close at noon on Thursday, May 24. The office will be closed Monday, May 28 for the observance of Memorial Day. The cemetery gates will be open at 7:00 am and will close at 7:00 pm.

In case you didn’t know, the first observance of Memorial Day was here in Linwood Cemetery in 1866, after the War Between the States.

Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our Country, NOT a time for shopping at the mall. We ask that you take the time to visit a cemetery and pay your respects to our fallen service members by placing an American flag on his or her grave. If it weren’t for their sacrifice, we wouldn’t have the freedoms we hold so dear today!


December 21st, 2017

Office Holiday Hours

The office of the Historic Linwood Foundation will close at 2:00 pm, Thursday the 21st, and we will be back at 9:00 am on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. 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!