The mission of the Historic Utoy Cemetery Association is to cultivate resources to assist the City of Atlanta in the preservation, restoration and beautification of historic Utoy Cemetery and to promote it as a local cultural resource and as a historic site of national importance.
As the guardians of Historic Utoy Cemetery, we want to engage as many people as possible in the protection and promotion of Atlanta's most tangible link to the past. Donations of any amount will help ensure that this beautiful park is available for future generations to enjoy.
As a financial supporter, you can feel assured that Utoy Cemetery Association is using your gift to its fullest potential. We leverage support from individuals, corporations as we work towards completing our cemetery restoration process. We would not be able to accomplish our mission without the support of hundreds of donors and friends.
What is the Utoy Cemetery Association?
It's a group of descendants from…….We have a common purpose -- to care for this cemetery by giving freely of our time and labor. Now we need to expand our circle. We must gather together related families and fellow citizens to ensure the permanent care of this cemetery and those interred there. Our aim (and our responsibility) is too respect and preserve their final resting place.
What is the mission of the Association?
Our mission is to commemorate the lives of our ancestors and to commit the time, effort and money required to preserve their graves and to celebrate their lives. Utoy Cemetery is threatened by neglect, insufficient funds and insensitive public policy. We must strive to increase awareness and highlight the importence of this historic cemetery and its place in maintaining family, community and state values -- a source of pride and preservation for future generations. Perhaps our motto can be "It takes a village".
Can you tell me more?
Yes. Utoy Cemetery is in a sad state of neglect in spite of the efforts of many to restore it. Those people are our heroes, they have worked tirelessly for many years but they need help. The cemetery needs immediate refurbishing and a plan to provide perpetual care by future generations. It’s our hope that Utoy Cemetery Association will lay the groundwork for this.
Where is it? On some mountain top?
No, as a matter of fact, it’s right in your backyard. It’s very easy to find. It’s located at 1465 Cahaba Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30311 . We can make it a beautiful place.
Do I have ancestors buried in Utoy Cemetery?
We don't know. All we can do is provide you with the names of people buried there and you will need to decide if they are "family".