While every cemetery has its own collection of stories, Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery has an overflowing bounty of rich, enthralling tales to tell.
Each neatly laid out plot, each lichen-dotted headstone, each lovingly crafted monument, is a representation of a personal history. For more than 150 years, citizens of Savannah have buried their loved ones at Bonaventure Cemetery. Among its grounds, monuments bearing the names of such famous people as Johnny Mercer lie alongside markers bearing names of those known only to their family. Bonaventure's stately beauty seems the perfect setting for a cemetery. Historic Bonaventure Cemetery illustrates the development of Bonaventure as a Victorian-style cemetery and the transformation from a private estate to a public cemetery. Historic Bonaventure Cemetery, the first book solely about Bonaventure, includes images of Bonaventure and Greenwich - the two plantations that became Bonaventure - and provides information about the people and the monuments there.
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Drawing from the extensive archives of the Georgia Historical Society, authors Amie Wilson and Mandi Johnson have combined these photographs with illuminating text to create a fascinating look at one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the nation. Historic Bonaventure Cemetery is more than a simple stroll through a peaceful setting; it is a unique look at the history and formation of one of America's most extraordinary cemeteries.