Oak City Cemetery
Take a self guided walking tour through Oak City Cemetery, established in 1852. Prior to the establishment of Bainbridge, the Oak City Cemetery site had long been home to an Indian Village. It was established as a cemetery in 1853 when William H. Peabody was buried there. His grave is located next to the powder house, where gun powder was stored during the Civil War. In 1878, the west section of the cemetery was deeded to Temple Beth-El and became one of the first Jewish Cemeteries in South Georgia. Mariam Hopkins, a famous Broadway, movie and television star from the 1920s-1950s is buried there. Hopkins was nominated for an Oscar and has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Marvin S. Griffin, the 72nd Governor of Georgia is also buried in the cemetery, along with numerous unknown Confederate soldiers. Brochures are available at the Bainbridge Convention & Visitors Bureau, City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce, or you can click on the image to the left to download the brochure.
Bainbridge Heritage Tour
This self guided tour features 44 of Bainbridge’s historic buildings and homes, many of which have been restored to their original stately glory. So many of them are full of stories just waiting to be told, like the Callahan-Penhallegon house, built by a steamboat captain and modeled after one of his ships. Heritage Tour Guides are available at the Bainbridge Convention & Visitors Bureau, City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce, or you can click on the image to the left to download the brochure.