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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 16th, 2013

Morbid Curiosities: Theme of This Year’s Linwood Cemetery Ramble

Morbid Curiosities: Theme of This Year’s Linwood Cemetery Ramble

The 17th Annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall Ramble is an annual event you do not want to miss. Join us on Thursday, October 24, for a sunset tour through Historic Linwood Cemetery, with guides presenting stories of the lives and deaths of some Linwood “residents.” Following the tours, guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Old Section of the cemetery.

The theme of this year’s ramble is “Morbid Curiosities” – featuring deaths by unnatural causes. Our guides will lead you down Linwood’s grassy paths, stopping to reminisce and memorialize the unfortunate demise of some of the interred. The causes of death to be mentioned include 19 as malaria and scarlet fever; childhood maladies like teething; accidents, including snake bite, rabies, auto wrecks, train accidents, fires and falls; as well as murder and suicide.

Tours will start every 15 minutes beginning at 5:00 p.m., and will continue till approximately 6:30p.m. or until all guests have taken the tour. Our visitors with special needs are asked to come to the 5:00 p.m. tour when golf carts will be available to ferry you around the cemetery. Following the tours, we’ll offer you a bounty of delicious hors d’oeuvres (prepared by local caterer Jodi Ressmeyer), along with a well-stocked bar.

Advance tickets are $25.00 for Historic Linwood Foundation members and $30.00 for non-members. Day-of-event tickets are $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members. Student tickets (under 21) are $12.00. Please enter through the gates at the chapel on Linwood Boulevard. Parking will be inside the cemetery. Gates open at 4:15 p.m.; police officers will provide parking directions.

Tickets are available at the Historic Linwood Foundation Office on the grounds of Linwood Cemetery. For more information, please call our office at 706-321-8285 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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May 8th, 2013

Tours starting every third Saturday of the Month

Interested in local history?  Art?  Spending time outdoors?  Then come to Historic Linwood Cemetery on the third Saturday of the month at 9:30am for the THIRD SATURDAY TOUR.  The tour will start at the Lummus Chapel, located at the east end of the cemetery, and will highlight the stories of some of the people buried in Linwood, the history of Columbus, the beautiful stone and iron work, interesting epitaphs and more.  The walking tour will last about an hour.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own water (and snack, if you like). THIRD SATURDAY TOURS are offered at no charge by the Historic Linwood Foundation, Inc., and are open to the public (donations accepted).   No reservation is necessary.  Call 706-321-8285 for more information.

March 3rd, 2009

Linwood Snow Picture Slideshow (March 1, 2009)

February 28th, 2009

Chapel Landscaping nears completion …

The landscaping at the 19th century restored chapel is being completed within the upcoming week. The project has been ongoing, under the careful direction of Board Vice-President, Pat Walters. The plan was created by an Historic Linwood Foundation member, Julia Lumpkin, and accepted by the Board in October 2008.

Ms. Lumpkin donated hollies and camellias, and contributions were made by other members to purchase junipers and orange tea olive plants. The planting and laying of the bricks are being contributed by Durty Works Co. in Columbus, GA. They have also given stone to complete a patio and walkway in the rear of the chapel. Bricks for the walkway were donated by Reaves Wrecking Co. in Columbus.

The Historic Linwood Board is grateful for all the dedication and care given by its members and friends. Without them, we would not be successful in our quest to make the cemetery a destination for people to visit whether they are local or out of town visitors.

The interested and dedicated persons who contribute to Linwood Cemetery continually strive to preserve this Historical destination in Columbus, GA.

October 30th, 2008

Linwood Fall Ramble 2008 Pictures