“the second oldest cemetery in the city”
Myrtle Hill Cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in the city of Rome, Georgia. The cemetery is at the confluence of the Etowah River and Oostanaula River and to the south of downtown Rome across the South Broad Street bridge. Myrtle Hill is one of the seven hills of the city and was named for its vinca minor on a hill. The cemetery covers 32 acres (130,000 m2) on 6 terraces and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Three of Rome's seven hills were chosen as burial grounds - Lumpkin Hill, Myrtle Hill and Mount Aventine because of the flooding of Rome’s three rivers - Etowah, Oostanaula and Coosa. Myrtle Hill cemetery is the final resting place of more than 20,000 people including doctors, politicians, football heroes, soldiers including America's Known Soldier, a First Lady of the United States and Rome founders.
Beautiful historic cemetery on one of Rome's seven hills, overlooking where the three rivers of Rome meet downtown. Great place to spend an afternoon and get in a hike with all the stairways. Head to the back side near the new mausoleum to find a sweet hidden garden.
FYI: The Roadtrippers map pinpoints the wrong location. It's actually a few blocks north on South Broad Street at 20 Myrtle Street, Rome, GA 30161.
FREE. Open sunrise to sunset, although the gate is locked at specific hours (usually by 6pm).
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