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Bonaventure Cemetery was originally known as Evergreen Cemetery. It was first established in 1846 and privately owned by John Mullryne.
In 1907, the City of Savannah purchased the Evergreen Cemetery and changed its name to Bonaventure Cemetery. The cemetery became the fourth installment of the five cemeteries the city currently owns. Since then, it has expanded from the original 60 acres to nearly 103 acres.
The cemetery was originally designed as a traditional Victorian cemetery with curving pathways, lots of trees and grassy areas. Although a cemetery, it was common for families to meet and picnic here while still providing a place of comfort and solace for the bereaved friends of relatives of those buried there.
If Savannah is your destination, Bonaventure Cemetery should be on your bucket list of must-see sites. Bonaventure Cemetery is located at 330 Bonaventure Road, Thunderbolt, Ga, 31404. It is open from 8 am to 5 pm every day of the year.