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OAK CITY CEMETERY

Oak City Cemetery in Bainbridge is one of the largest cemeteries in Southwest Georgia. It has served as the city's public burial grounds since 1852. Shaded by beautiful live oaks and other trees, the large cemetery is where many of the early settlers, community leaders, business people and residents of the city were buried. There are numerous graves of Confederate soldiers, as well as of veterans who have served America in every war since the city was founded.

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.  Miriam Hopkins, a famous Broadway, movie and television star from the 1920's-1950s is buried here.  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.

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