The Walker Family Cemetery, located on Arsenal Avenue in Augusta, Georgia, just off Walton Way, has been cited as one of the most historic cemeteries in the state.
The cemetery adjoins the grounds of Augusta State University, which owes its existence to a donation of land to the U.S. government provided by Freeman Walker, the city’s first elected mayor. (see History section)
Originally planned as a burial place for members of the Walker family, over the years, the Walker lineage has spread to include, in addition to Walker, such names as Milligan, Carter, Wolfe, Shearer, Griffin, Johnston, Reab, Regail, Lacy, Beers, Powell, Rossignol, Levert, Winter, Barksdale, Norvell, Hankinson, Kleiner, Mitchell, Robinson, and others. Although the name on the gravestone may not be Walker, almost all interred in this place are Walker descendants.
Included on this site is a brief history of the Walker Family Cemetery, graciously written by local historian, Dr. Nell Callahan. By clicking on the link marked "History," you can view the special History section by Dr. Callahan. For those wishing to do more research, there is included at the end of the History, a link to a bibliography and reference materials.
The music that you are listening to is a recording of an original composition by a Walker ancestor, Carolyn Fowle Walker. The title of the piece is "Jasmine Hill Waltz" which refers to the family home of Valentine and Zemula Walker. The piano solo was rendered by local musician Vola Jacobs.
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Trustees. Visitation is permitted through written request . Please write or email firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to:
Walker Family Cemetery Board, 27 Eagle Pointe Drive, Augusta, Georgia 30909. Visitations are permitted on a first-come, first-served
basis, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekdays only and on availability of a Trustee.