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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 »»


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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.

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