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Columbus, Georgia: Mass Grave of Circus Train Wreck Victims Team Field Report

Riverdale Cemetery

Victory Drive, Columbus, GA
In Riverdale Cemetery, on the south edge of the city. At the junction of US-280/Martha Berry Hwy and Victory Drive/10th Ave. Cemetery entrance is just north of this intersection. The road into the cemetery runs straight, but immediately bend right instead, and then take the first left. The grave will be a few hundred feet along this road, on the right.
Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Circus train wreck grave.

Mass Grave of Circus Train Wreck Victims

A large tombstone shaped like a rectangular tent memorializes people killed in a horrible circus train wreck near Columbus in 1915. Report... [09/05/2010]

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Circus memorial.

Mass Grave of Circus Train Wreck Victims

It's a little hard to find because it's rather small. But well worth it. Bring a coin to leave.

[Kayti McMyermick, 03/20/2019]

Circus grave.

Mass Grave of Circus Train Wreck Victims

The railroad wreck circus victim grave is in section 1 by brown rectangular cover with #20 on it.

[Marshall Stout, 09/21/2017]

Train wreck grave.

Mass Grave of Circus Train Wreck Victims

The circus train wreck memorial marker is visible from the road within the cemetery, on the 4th Street side, about halfway into the cemetery.

[Liz, 12/04/2015]

Circus grave.

Mass Grave of Circus Train Wreck Victims

We entered through the entrance across from the Civil War Naval Museum (also a RA attraction) and we kept left in the cemetery and the gravesite was on the right. Also, we had a hard time locating it because we thought it was bigger but probably only about 3 feet tall. But glad we found it.

[Tansy Ridings, 06/17/2013]

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