Oak Grove Cemetery
The Historic Oak Grove Cemetery was laid out in 1788 and draws visitors from all over the world, whether they are looking for ancestors, studying history or just looking for a tranquil walk to get away from the pressures of life.
Approximately 29 soldiers of the American Revolution as well as soldiers from all wars fought by our country lie in peaceful repose under the beautiful live oaks which shade their rest. The tragedies and triumphs of lives lived in St. Marys are represented in the beautiful inscriptions engraved on the stones of yellow fever victims and and those of the French Acadians who were driven out of Nova Scotia in a horrendous fashion and have finally found a home here on the banks of the St. Marys River. Statesmen and craftsmen, plantation owners and slaves, now all together, draw a picture of an earlier time when life was simpler and everyone knew their neighbors and considered them friends. The City’s ties with the ocean and rivers is obvious from the markers in honor of captains, seamen and fishermen.
Oak Grove Cemetery is owned by the City of St. Marys and operated by the Oak Grove Cemetery Authority. For requests of lot purchases, planned burials or installations of markers, contact Marsha Klecan, in the Finance Department, at (912) 510-4020.
The Cemetery is open from sunrise to sunset.