City dedicates Resting Gardens on site of old slave cemetery

Published at 6:54 p.m. on June 25, 2014 | Modified at 6:54 p.m. on June 25, 2014

City residents and leaders gathered on Sixth Avenue in Columbus today to dedicate the " 1828 Resting Gardens" on the site of the first cemetery for black Columbus residents, many of them slaves. The site, which is identified on early city maps as the "Colored Cemetery" was used as such from 1828, the year the city was chartered, to 1836, when Porterdale Cemetery was opened for black residents, according to city records.

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