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“Atlanta's "other" cemetery.......”
Review of Westview Cemetery

Westview Cemetery
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Athens, Georgia
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“Atlanta's "other" cemetery.......”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

perhaps not as "historic" as Oakland across town (1884 v 1850) nor as well known but still worth a visit. Guided tours are not currently available (I understand they are being considered) but a brochure is offered for self-guided tours. The place is huge (largest in the Southeast US) so consider driving or a long hike.
Many beautiful and ornate monuments and mausoleums mark the graves of some of the most notable people in Atlanta history and the beautiful "community mausoleum" (the largest of its kind in the world) w/ its gorgeous chapel is worth the visit alone.
The cemetery sits on the edge of one of the WBtS battles for Atlanta (Ezra Church) and a marker is at the site of the church and some other markers on the grounds make note of the battle and a large monument marks the area set aside for CSA veterans.
(note: visited as part of the Phoenix Flies program offered by the Atlanta Preservation Center)

Visited March 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Excellent place for Atlantans to visit”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Westview is a really neat place to visit. The sprawling grounds are chock-full of history. There are names that any Atlantan would recognize: Grady, Candler, Woodruff, Egleston, Hartsfield, Cheshire, Adair, Egleston and others. Many of the tombs and vaults are elaborate and beautiful. The mausoleum is huge and impressive; don't miss it. There's even a little monument about a civil war battle that was fought on the grounds.

If you're an out of town tourist, Westview might not be the best attraction (unless you're specifically interested in cemeteries and history). It really holds more of an interest for Atlanta residents who want to see some of the city's historical connections.

Visited September 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Fascinating Glimpse into Atlanta's History”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

Westview is a sprawling cemetery just west of the downtown area, and is the final resting place of many of the cities dignitaries, including Asa Chandler and Joel Chandler Harris. It is the largest cemetery in the southeast, and is built in part on a former confederate battlefield. I'd recommend taking a car, both because the cemetery is huge and because the surrounding neighborhood is dicey. Perhaps because of its size, it lacks some of the charm of Oakland Cemetery, but this should be on the list for any history or cemetery buff.

Visited October 2011
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