Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, Georgia

Oconee Hill Cemetery has long been a treasure to the citizens of Athens, Georgia, and is often referred to by locals as the "the great walking history of Athens."

Nestled behind the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium is Oconee Hill Cemetery, 100 acres of one of the most scenic places in North Georgia. The changing seasons of its historic landscape make the cemetery an intriguing place to visit. The land for Oconee Hill Cemetery was purchased in 1855 by the city of Athens when further burials were prohibited in the old cemetery on land owned by the University of Georgia. In 1856, the city formed a self-perpetuating governing board to hold and manage in trust this land that continues to serve as a public cemetery.