Colonial Park Cemetery
Colonial Park is yet another famous cemetery located in Savannah. Entering the cemetery everything is light and somewhat sparse. As you wander along the sidewalk, the shade from giant Magnolias and moss draped trees quickly takes over the light.
Established in 1750, Colonial Park interred Savannah's citizens until 1853.
With a mix of mausoleums and below ground burials, some estimate there are 9,000 people buried here. Many of those burials happened in 1820, when a Yellow Fever epidemic took over the city.
Some burial estimates are even higher. In 1960 construction workers found bodies extending beyond the cemeteries modern day boundaries.
Union Troops, who camped here in 1864, changed many dates on the grave markers.
Markers have been broken and/or vandalized.
To help preserve them, they are affixed to the brick wall the borders the cemetery.
Reportedly haunted, I must admit we did not feel any strange or otherworldly vibrations during our visit.
I think the girl of the house was hoping for otherwise......