Historic Markers Across Georgia

Savannah's First Burying Ground

Marker ID: GHM 
Location: mounted to the outside wall of the Goldeneye Gallery at 5 W. York St in Savannah, GA.
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 04.664    W 081° 05.566
  32.077733    -81.092767
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM3Z6B
Savannah's First Burying Ground Marker  


When Savannah was laid out in 1733, the two lots on which this building stands were set aside as a burying ground. William Cox, surgeon, who came on the "Ann," was the first of the colonists to die and was buried here with appropriate ceremonies. This burying ground continued in use until a larger cemetery was established which is now known as Colonial Park.

Georgia Historical Commission 1967


Savannah's First Burying Ground