Oakland Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1850, its name reflected the large number of oak and magnolia trees growing in the area.
This is Jasper Newton Smith (d.1913)...he refused to wear neckties when living. He is seated above his crypt not wearing a tie and because he is close to the entrance of the cemetery, he has been dubbed the "Mayor of Oakland."
Bobby Jones' final resting place. Known as the best amateur golfer who ever lived and won the Grand Slam of Golf in 1930. Golfers often place golf balls on Jone's grave in tribute or for golfing good luck.
The day had turned very warm and humid...it was time for a break and lunch. There was a great place across the street from the Oakland Cemetery with an appropriate name "Six Feet Under." The food here was delicious. We enjoyed the Crab Cake Sliders...three sauteed lump crab cakes topped with avocado, remoulade & micro greens...served on honey wheat slider rolls with Ginger beer...Yummy! Feeling refreshed it was time to head back to the cemetery for round 2.