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Rose Hill Cemetery - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1071 Riverside Dr, Macon, GA 31201, USA


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About Rose Hill Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery is a 50-acre cemetery located on the banks of the Ocmulgee River in Macon that opened in 1840. Simri Rose, a horticulturist, and designer of the cemetery was instrumental in the planning of the city of Macon and planned Rose Hill Cemetery in return for being able to choose his own burial plot.

Attractions Near Rose Hill Cemetery

Johnston–Felton–Hay House
Johnston–Felton–Hay House0.84km from Rose Hill Cemetery

The Hay House is a stunning historical landmark in the heart of Macon, Georgia. Built from 1855 to 1859 in the Italian Renaissance Revival Style, the Hay House is open for tours, weddings, and events

Cannonball House
Cannonball House0.89km from Rose Hill Cemetery

Cannonball House is one of the most important landmarks in Georgia. Built-in the 1840s, it is believed to be the only house constructed with cannonballs that survived the American Civil War. The bricks that make up its walls were secured with rivets made from American cannons captured during the war. This unique construction technique and story behind it earned Cannonball House a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

The Grand Opera House
The Grand Opera House1.14km from Rose Hill Cemetery

The Grand Opera House is one of the oldest theaters which was built way back in 1884 by architect Joseph F. Lichten, and has been host to some of the greatest performers ever since. it was home to grandiose traveling and vaudeville shows, as well as touring stars of stage and music such as Lottie Collins and Ma Rainey. Though closed at various times, it has always managed to open again due to dedicated local citizens who have worked tirelessly to maintain the theater's structure and charm.

Sidney Lanier Cottage
Sidney Lanier Cottage1.18km from Rose Hill Cemetery

The Sidney Lanier Cottage is a historic cottage on High Street in Macon, Georgia, that was the birthplace of poet, musician, and soldier Sidney Lanier. Sidney Lanier Cottage was purchased by the Middle Georgia Historical Society in 1973.

St Joseph Catholic Church
St Joseph Catholic Church1.22km from Rose Hill Cemetery

The congregation has been serving the spiritual needs of their community since 1851, making it one of the oldest churches in the region. No matter where you come from, what your beliefs are, or how long you have been practicing Catholicism - all are welcome to join in weekly masses and participate in scripture studies. Programs for children and young adults help to create a diverse and vibrant parish experience for everyone at St Joseph Catholic Church.

Hargray Capitol Theatre
Hargray Capitol Theatre1.31km from Rose Hill Cemetery

The Hargray Capitol Theatre is a 1930's movie theater that has kept its historic charm intact. The theatre was designed with Moorish elements like pointed arches and eye-catching ornamentation. Visitors can watch recently released films on the vintage screen or take a guided tour to learn about the building's past. In addition to the main theater space, there are designated areas for special events throughout the year including concerts, lectures, plays and more.

Where is Rose Hill Cemetery

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Bibb County
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Bibb County was created by the act of the State Legislature of Georgia on December 9, 1822, with Macon to be incorporated as a town/city in December 1823; designated the County Seat. It was carved from the earlier territories of the counties of Jones, Monroe, Houston, and Twiggs counties.