Laurel Grove Entrance Sign in Savannah

Laurel Grove Cemeter(ies)

Less heralded than Bonaventure Cemetery on Whitemarsh Island, but nearly as beautiful and free from almost any tourist presence, the twin cemeteries of Laurel Grove North and Laurel Grove South are nice places to spend a quiet afternoon among the dead.

Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah

Laurel Grove was established in 1853, after the more central Colonial Park Cemetery was deemed too full and closed to further burials. With plenty of room on Savannah’s western side, the city fathers split their new cemetery into two separate sections: north for whites, south for blacks.

Fallen Angel Savanna

They’re really two separate cemeteries, with different entrances. We didn’t know that, and spent a long time walking around Laurel Grove North, looking for a southern section. But we never found anything, and instead spent the afternoon admiring the gorgeous tombstones clearly erected for rich families. There was nobody there, save for one group of Girl Scouts hovering around the grave of Juliette Gordon Low.

Weird Cemetery in Savannah - the Laurel Grove

The next day, having being corrected by amused friends, we drove to Laurel Grove South. Just as haunting and beautiful as its twin to the north, but completely different in feeling, without nearly as many glorious, towering monuments. Nor as many Girl Scouts. We might have preferred the southern section, though, for the melancholy and humble vibe of its anonymous slave section.

If you’re looking for a lovely, desolate place to spend a few hours in Savannah, Laurel Grove might fit the bill. I’m not sure why, but visiting cemeteries always brings me a sense of solace.

Pictures of Laurel Grove North

  • Cemetery Fisherman Savannah
  • Laurel Grove Cemetery Sign
  • Laurel Grove Savannah Pictures
  • Yellow flowered cemetery bush
  • Metal gated grave in Savannah
  • Strange grave in Savannah
  • Rusty cemetery grave
  • USA south cemetery
  • Holding hands grave stone
  • Stone Grave Savannah
  • Squared tomb
  • Angel taking a rest
  • Brick stone grave
  • Who died in Savannah 1909
  • Egypt Tomb in Savannah
  • Egypt secrets Savannah
  • Laurel Grove Cemetery Oaks
  • Dollar Sign grave stone
  • Rusted angel boy face
  • Heave grave plates
  • Broken Grave Savannah spooky
  • Kids playing at a cemetery
  • Juliette Gordon Low Grave
  • Girl Scout founder grave
  • Metal grave thing
  • War graves Laure Grove cemeter
  • Unknown Soldier grave Savannah
  • Weird Graves of Savannah
  • Grave like a painting in Savannah
  • Babyland sign Laurel Grove Cemetery
  • Mass grave Laurel Grove in Savannah

Laurel Grove Cemetery South

  • Stranger Grave Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah
  • Iron grave Savannah
  • A grave in the middle of a road
  • Cooper heart gravestones
  • Spanish Moss cemetery
  • Plastic flowers at cemetery
  • South Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah
  • Three grave stones
  • Cemetery Spanish Moss in Savannah
  • Weathered stone roses
  • Slave graves Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah
  • Little grave plates Savannah
  • Little sign for a grave
  • Strange tree roots in Savannah

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4 responses to “Laurel Grove Cemeter(ies)”

  1. Dave Avatar

    Thanks for the photos – for some reason I have never ventured to this cemetery, even though it has always hovered on my to-do list.

  2. Deb Baker Avatar

    Hi, guys! Gorgeous photos!! Now we must get to Laurel Grove! Will npbe in Savannah in exactly two weeks. LOVE Savannah and love your assorted stories :)Deb from Michigan.

  3. Isa Avatar

    As I told you a few weeks ago on facebook, your guide was our favorite book when we visited Savannah, and we discovered this cemetary thanks to you: it was wonderful. Thanks again!

  4. KP Avatar

    Home Sweet Home!!  No place else in the world like it!!!

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