Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Muscogee County
Cemeteries--Georgia--Columbus
Location:
United States, Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus, 32.46098, -84.98771
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Linwood Cemetery, Columbus
Text of marker: "COLUMBUS' FIRST JEWISH CEMETERY. Since Biblical times when Abraham purchased land to bury his wife Sarah, it has been considered a religious obligation for Jews to set aside land for interring their dead. Often before congregations were established burial societies were formed to perform this sacred act. This site, established by Reform congregation Temple B'nai Israel, is the first burial ground in Columbus for members of the Jewish faith. The first burial was in 1852. Louis Haiman, famous Civil War arms maker for the Confederacy, is interred here as are ancestors of many prominent Columbus families. Jewish burial traditions continue today in the city's Riverdale Cemetery. ERECTED BY HISTORIC COLUMBUS FOUNDATION, INC. AND THE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE COMMISSION 1998"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_columbus-first-jewish-cemetery
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_columbus-first-jewish-cemetery
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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