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Colonial Park Cemetery
Savannah is one of the most beautiful cities in America and oozes with Southern charm: warm pecan pralines, Spanish moss-draped oak trees, delicious soul food, historic antebellum homes. One of its best features, though, is the Colonial Park Cemetery, situated on the corner of Abercorn and Oglethorpe Streets. Established around 1750, the restored cemetery is the resting place for some of Savannah's earliest residents. Interestingly, more than 700 victims of the 1820 yellow fever outbreak that hit Savannah are buried in the cemetery. Some of the oldest gravestones like these are starting to disintegrate from years of exposure to the elements, so to preserve them the stones have been placed on a wall to provide a bit more protection.
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