Victorian Christmas Tiptoe Through the Tombstones Tour: Laurel Hill Cemetery
Who were the visitors and townspeople of Thomasville’s Resort Era? A special Victorian Christmas tour is available Saturday, December 10. Advanced registration
Who were the visitors and townspeople of Thomasville’s Resort Era?
A special Victorian Christmas tour is available Saturday, December 10. Advanced registration is required. Adults: $15, Students (6-17), $10.
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About Laurel Hill Cemetery:
Laurel Hill Cemetery is the largest public burial ground in Thomasville. Designed in the park-lawn style, cemeteries such as Laurel Hill became the most common type transforming burial grounds into places of recreation as well as remembrance.
The earliest grave in Laurel Hill Cemetery is that of A. T. MacIntyre, who was interred in 1830. In 1866, the City of Thomasville purchased a tract of land from C. J. Harris for $1,000 and offered lots for sale to the public for $20 to $40 each.
The Hebrew Cemetery (an original part of Laurel Hill) was a separate cemetery purchased by older Jewish citizens before the community purchased the cemetery on Vine Street. In the early 1920s, the few remaining claimants accepted an offer to take what they wished and turn the remainder over to the City to be managed as part of the original Laurel Hill Cemetery.
(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery