At the intersection of Memorial Drive and Boulevard sits Oakland Cemetery, the City of Atlanta’s first official burial grounds. Established in 1850 on an original six acres of land, Oakland now spans 88 acres and is home to thousands of residents. Among them are names familiar to most generations of Atlantans, a “who’s who” of notable Atlanta citizenry.
But most of Oakland’s residents do not fall into the household name category. They, like so many of us, were just regular folks working to pay the bills, raise their families and live their lives. We’ll introduce you to a few of them on this week’s Stories of Atlanta.