Known for its charm and beauty, historic Oconee Hill Cemetery is located in Athens, Georgia adjacent to the University of Georgia campus. Established in 1856 and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Oconee Hill is significant for its landscape architecture, decorative funerary markers, distinctive cast-iron fencing, a rare through-truss bridge, and a Sexton's House of architectural significance. The grassy and rolling terrain with woods, flowing water and scenic vistas makes Oconee Hill a pleasant place to visit and stroll among the graves of many notable Georgians including governors, University presidents, veterans, and Congressmen. Oconee Hill is still an active cemetery, and lots are available for sale.
Oconee Hill Cemetery is nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding examples of Victorian cemeteries in the nation.
Take a trip through the cemetery via immersive aerial video! The virtual tours project is sponsored and funded by the Friends of Oconee Hill Cemetery.
Many neighbors and friends have already generously supported the campaign. Like you, they believe the past is worth preserving because of the strength it gives to those of us in the present.
Planning ahead creates a peace of mind so that your family members can mourn together rather than worry about which cemetery lot to purchase.
Support the cemetery by becoming a member, or renewing your membership, with the Friends of Oconee Hill Cemetery.