OGCS Projects

Restoration and Preservation Work at Oak Grove Cemetery

"Improving the Community; Restoring their Legacy"

The efforts of Oak Grove Cemetery Society are focused on restoring, preserving, and maintaining the City of Brunswick's oldest cemetery. OGCS is achieving that goal in a variety of ways, including a memorandum with the City of Brunswick on all efforts undertaken in regards to the cemetery and a new water infrastructure at the site. Also, through its continued fundraising efforts, OGCS has been able to raise over $20,000 for cemetery projects as outlined in OGCS's master plan of projects. Below, you will find an outline of the projects already completed by OGCS since 2014.

Find out how to get involved with one of our projects on the support page.

Monument Restoration Continues
Monument Restoration Continues

02-01-18

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New Doors for the Chapel
New Doors for the Chapel

Sandy Colhard, OGCS Board Secretary, sponsored these new custom made chapel doors in memorial to her mother, Joy Craft. Joy at rest in Oak Grove today, is credited with discovering these original chapel colors and assisted the chapel restoration.

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Circle Garden Planted
Circle Garden Planted

In March the Magnolia Garden Club donated a total of $1,850 for the OGCS Project: Restoration of a forgotten Victorian Garden including irrigation. Supervision and design of all landscape projects at Oak Grove done by Jerry Spencer. 04-12-17

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New Signage Placed throughout Site
New Signage Placed throughout Site

The new signs offer a larger presence of OGCS in the cemetery and help all visitors understand the efforts of OGCS and how they can be involved. Additionally, visitors needed to know Oak Grove Cemetery is a historic site that is under the protection of the City of Brunswick Historic Preservation Board.

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Entrance Garden Planted
Entrance Garden Planted

05-13-16

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Victorian Brick Terrace Built
Victorian Brick Terrace Built
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Oak Grove Entrance Restoration
Oak Grove Entrance Restoration

The entrance newel posts and fence sections were restored by Enberg Mold and Tool 02-12-16.

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Edith May duBignon Stiles Monument Restoration
Edith May duBignon Stiles Monument Restoration

The Georgia Municipal Cemetery Association repaired the Edith May duBignon Stiles Monument 02-12-16.

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Tree Removal by Trained Arborist
Tree Removal by Trained Arborist

Arborist Don Gardner brought in to safely remove trees that had become a danger to cemetery monuments 08-26-15.

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Bollard Placed at Entrance
Bollard Placed at Entrance

A Bollard to block vehicles from entering the cemetery and causing destruction was dedicated to the city of Brunswick by Oak Grove Cemetery Society 06-06-15.

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Donation of 2000 Old Savannah bricks
Donation of 2000 Old Savannah bricks

2000 bricks were donated by Bill Smith, owner of Southern Contractors, for use in the restoration of Oak Grove Cemetery monuments. 05-08-15

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Monument Restoration Begins
Monument Restoration Begins

Cleaning of the Urbanus Dart plot 11-29-14.

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Chapel Restoration - Pre OGCS
Chapel Restoration - Pre OGCS

The local chapter of the Colonial Dames, a future stakeholder organization of OGCS, restored the Oak Grove chapel, including a new roof, replacement of damaged walls, and new paint. Windows also donated by the Magnolia Garden Club.

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