Rose Hill Cemetery (Macon, Georgia)

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Rose Hill Cemetery
Rose Hill, April 2014.jpg
Entrance in April 2014
Rose Hill Cemetery (Macon, Georgia) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Rose Hill Cemetery (Macon, Georgia)
Rose Hill Cemetery (Macon, Georgia) is located in the US
Rose Hill Cemetery (Macon, Georgia)
LocationRiverside Dr., Macon, Georgia
Coordinates32°50′52″N 83°38′1″W / 32.84778°N 83.63361°W / 32.84778; -83.63361Coordinates: 32°50′52″N 83°38′1″W / 32.84778°N 83.63361°W / 32.84778; -83.63361
ArchitectRose, Simri
NRHP reference #73000611[1][2]
Added to NRHPOctober 09, 1973
Graves of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley

Rose Hill Cemetery is located in Macon, Georgia, United States. The cemetery opened in 1840. The cemetery is part of a self-guided walking tour of Macon and is the site of the semi-annual Rose Hill Ramble sponsored by the Middle Georgia Historical Society. It was designed by Simri Rose.[3] Rose was instrumental in the planning of The City of Macon and planned Rose Hill Cemetery, in return for being able to choose his own burial plot.[4] The cemetery was a hangout and artistic inspiration for the Allman Brothers Band during their early years. The Allman Brothers' slide guitarist Duane Allman, keyboardist and vocalist Gregg Allman, and bassist Berry Oakley are interred here, side by side.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b Macgregor, Elizabeth Z. (June 27, 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Rose Hill Cemetery". National Park Service. Retrieved July 30, 2018. With 16 photos from March 1971
  3. ^ Macgregor 1973, p. 2.
  4. ^ "BIBB COUNTY, GA - BIOS Simrie Rose". USGenWeb. Archived from the original on May 19, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  5. ^ Fabian, Liz (2014-03-06). "Melton lauded for helping shape 'the modern era in Macon'". The Telegraph (Macon). Retrieved 2014-03-30.
  6. ^ "Hittin' The Web with The Allman Brothers Band :: FAQ". Retrieved 2008-11-20.
  7. ^ Patterson, R. Gary (2004). Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and Roll Myths, Legends, and Curses. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-4423-0. pp. 42–43.

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