330 Bonaventure Road, Thunderbolt, GA, USA
www.bonaventurehistorical.org - (912) 651-6843
Bonaventure Cemetery Thunderbolt Reviews
Southern Gothic at Bonaventure Cemetery Apr 05, 2012
Where can one go to get a real feel of the South? Here, at Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery. This is an amazing cemetery to visit. Full of elaborate headstones commemorating Savannah's famous and not so famous. Shady trees dripping with Spanish Moss. Quiet and serene, with a gentle breeze off the Wilmington River.
Among the famous people buried here are pioneer Noble Jones (who we met at Wormsloe), songwriter Johnny Mercer, poet Conrad Aiken, and Revolutionary era leader Edward Telfair.
The Bird Girl statue, featured on the cover of the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and in the film, was located in Bonaventure Cemetery. It has since been moved to the Telfair Museum, due to its popularity with visitors
Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the site of Bonaventure Plantation owned by the Tattnall family. (Of which ghost stories abound.) It is located in Thunderbolt, a Savannah suburb. The site was purchased for a private cemetery in 1846 and became a public city-owned cemetery in 1907. A number of interments were moved here from Colonial Park Cemetery downtown. Bonaventure is a striking place to wander and explore. It is large, so the map at the website is helpful There are also organized tours, but we explored on our own. A visit here is highly recommended!
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