Columbus, Georgia: Mass Grave of Circus Train Wreck Victims

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Riverdale Cemetery

Address:
1000 Victory Dr., Columbus, GA
Directions:
In Riverdale Cemetery, on the south edge of the city. At the junction of US 280/Martha Berry Hwy and 10th Ave., turn north onto 10th Ave., then immediately turn right into the cemetery. 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.
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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. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/05/2010]

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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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

National Civil War Naval MuseumNational Civil War Naval Museum, Columbus, GA - < 1 mi.
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Booker T. Washington and Friend, Tuskegee, AL - 43 mi.

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