Linwood Cemetery: A Photo Essay

Shayna Waltower

Established in 1894, Linwood Cemetery is the resting place for many African Americans from the Macon area. The tombstones at this site range from dates in the late 1800s to the mid-2000s. This site displays the memorials of many of some of Macon’s distinguished natives, such as Charles Douglass, the founder of the Douglass Theatre, and Rodney M. Davis, Macon’s only Medal of Honor recipient. Located on Walnut Street, Linwood is a site of beauty and a representation of some of Macon’s rich history.

The entryway to Linwood Cemetery
Pathway and bushes
Grave marker
Grave marker overgrown with ivy
Grave marker for O.M. Hawkins
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