In the 1930s, the land that is now Parkhill Cemetery was a pasture for the Edge/Lewis family, and Macon Road was unpaved and traveled mostly by those setting out on the long trip to Macon, Georgia. Around 1935, Mr. Owen Edge Sr. decided Columbus needed another cemetery due to the growth of Columbus moving east, away from the Chattahoochee River.
After several years of planning, Parkhill Cemetery opened its gates. On Thursday, August 12, 1937, the first funeral service was held. Since that time, there have been approximately 30,000 interments at Parkhill Cemetery.
In 1946, Mr. Julian Edge, Sr. returned to Columbus following World War II and became General Manager of Parkhill. Looking to the future, he set up the perpetual care trust to ensure that Parkhill would be maintained for years to come. Revenue from the trust is used to help maintain the cemetery to this day.
The 1970s brought above ground burial to Parkhill. The Memorial Mausoleum was constructed and later became the Masonic Mausoleum and the Chapel of The Pines Mausoleum accommodating 3,000 entombments.
Today, Parkhill has over 100 acres developed and additional acres available for development. We’re proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.