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Originally part of a plantation, this segregated cemetery has major historical significance to Savannah. From the mid-19th century, whites – including Confederate veterans of the Civil War – were buried in the north section (which has a separate entrance); the south section contains graves of thousands of African Americans, both once-enslaved and free. Laurel Grove South is one of the largest African American cemeteries in the South and many influential figures from the community, including from during the Civil Rights Movement, are interred here.
The entrance for Laurel Grove North is located at 802 West Anderson St.