The oldest burial ground (ca. 1750) in Savannah is filled with magnolia trees and is such a beautiful setting that the city turned it into a park in 1896. Many distinguished Georgians are buried here, including Archibald Bulloch, first President of Georgia, and James Habersham, acting royal Governor of the Province (1771–73), but none are more famous than the two duelers who fought one of the most notorious battles of insults in the state. More than 700 victims of the 1820 yellow fever epidemic are also buried here, along with numerous other men killed in duels. The cemetery was closed to new burials in 1853. Unsurprisingly, it is now a popular destination for ghost tours.
- Frommer's Staff