Cov­ing­ton through the cam­era

The Covington News - - THE SECOND FRONT - DAR­RELL EVERIDGE PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

At first, I was ap­pre­hen­sive about vis­it­ing Oakland Ceme­tery. But it proved to be a fas­ci­nat­ing place. Oakland Ceme­tery is at 248 Oakland Ave. SE, in At­lanta. Im­por­tant At­lanta fig­ures are rep­re­sented here, in­clud­ing Civil War soldiers, lead­ers of in­dus­try and Civil Rights pi­o­neers. You will find stun­ning art and ar­chi­tec­ture as you walk the grounds. Mar­garet Mitchell, author of “Gone with the Wind,” is among the many no­ta­bles laid to rest in this his­toric part of At­lanta.

Guided tours are avail­able, but if you want to tour the ceme­tery at your own pace as I did, there also are sev­eral op­tions for self-guided tours. You can check out all the info at www.oak­land­ceme­tery.com.

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