As soon as my feet met the ground I connected to this place! I don't believe in reincarnation but if I did, I would swear that I was once one of the people burried there. Rose Hill is not only a Cemetery but a City Park as well. It has a little rummbeling brook twisting and turning thru it that is very clear that turns into a little water fall at the end bfore flowing into the River. The Train tracks circle the Cemetery making the experience all the more surreal when it goes by and you hear the lonesome whistle blare and the horn give it's final blow before chugging on down the track. The Vetran's grave yard is very close to the tracks so is this true symbolism in the truest form. The tress there are grand and seem to hug you when you walk thru the grave yard almost as if to say we are watching you. Georgia can be very hot at all times of the year, but even in the hotest months of the year when you enter Rose Hill a breeze seems to start up and I swear there will almost always be a little shower (if it's nothing more than a sprinkle) It's like the statues of the Angles there are crying saying thank you for coming to visit. The Jewish side of the Cemetery is absolutely beautiful. You can feel the power when you walk thur those tombstones. And of course you can't get away without mentioning the Allmen Brothers who are burried there. If you like their music AND I DO VERY MUCH! You must go to their memorials to pay tribute. In the Spring there are wild flowers growing everywhere up and down the hills and along the paths. In the Summer when the noise and the craziness of the hot city get too much for you to bear, you can escape there and RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BIG OLD LOUD CITY is a place that is beautiful, calm, has a breeze and it shuts the City out! In the Winter when the leaves fall and things are not as green, there is still a calm there and it holds a special charm all it's own with graves dating back past the 1800's (whole families are burried together -even very young children) You could walk for days and still not see and learn all there is to know about this beautiful place. Then in the Fall when the chill moves into the air and the brook has a thin layer of ice over the top there is a special place that I sit and look over the whole garden; just under a special tree. I dream of Spring time again, but there is NEVER A MINUTE that there isn't calm, beauty, mystery and memories in this WONDERFUL PLACE CALLED ROSE HILL CENETERY. I don't live in Georgia anymore so I no longer get to visit there like I used to. I haven't been there in 2 years, but you can bet the first chance I get to go back I will go there again. If you get the chance to go, You should, take a tour (They give them there with guides) It's wonderful. You will like it I promise!
Wow! Really neat old cemetery. I could spend days there just checking out the old headstones and architecture. Oldest we found was from a death in 1811. I am sure there are older ones. A lot of unmarked graves...some sunken in graves too. Very cool to walk around and read the old headstones. I took lots of photographs of some of the old shrines and the layout of the land. Very cool.
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