United Daughters of the Confederacy®
Alfred Holt Colquitt Chapter 2018
cordially invites you, your family and friends to attend an observance of
Confederate Memorial Day
Saturday, the twenty-second of April Two thousand seventeen
at two o’clock in the afternoon
Awarding of Crosses of Military Service Guest Speaker
Michael K. Shaffer
Historian/Instructor at College of Continuing
and Professional Education, Kennesaw State University
Historic Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue, Southeast Atlanta, Georgia
Susan McPhillips, President firstname.lastname@example.org (770) 993-0577
HISTORIC OAKLAND CEMETERY
248 Oakland Avenue, SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312 (404) 688-2107
I-75 & I-85 NORTH & SOUTH
Follow signs to I-20 East. Take Exit 59A to Boulevard. Turn left. Go north on Boulevard through two intersections, then turn left at the light onto Memorial Drive (it is a left-turn only lane.) The brick walls of Historic Oakland are on your right. Follow Memorial Drive to the end of the wall to Oakland Avenue, and turn right. The entrance gates to Oakland Cemetery are about 300 feet down on the right.
I-20 EAST & WEST
Take Exit 59A to Boulevard (if traveling eastbound, turn left off the ramp across I-20 at the second traffic light; if westbound turn right at the first traffic light.) Go north on Boulevard, then turn left onto Memorial Drive. Follow above directions from there.
Take the MARTA East Line to King Memorial Station. Exit the station and walk south on Grant Street. Turn left at the stop sign onto MLK Drive. Historic Oakland’s front gates are in front of you.
PARKING AT HISTORIC OAKLAND
Since Historic Oakland was established in 1850 before the automobile, parking inside the cemetery is limited. There is street parking and a parking lot outside the front gate. Parking is available inside the park, but please pull your vehicle off to the right side of any asphalt-paved road, allowing room for other vehicles to pass. Please do not drive or park on any brick or graveled roads.
As you enter the park, drive straight ahead to the Confederate section. You may then turn left and park, or continue straight ahead and turn at the next left. You may park alongside the driveways below and on the north side of the Lion of Atlanta monument. Please allow close-in parking for our veterans and those with handicapped parking permits.
CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
A Confederate Memorial Day observance has been held at Historic Oakland every year since 1866. Our ceremony is held at the base of the Confederate Obelisk, as it has been since the Obelisk was built in 1873. A reception, hosted by the Alfred Holt Colquitt Chapter 2018, United Daughters of the Confederacy®, will follow near the Confederate Obelisk.