Visitor Guide

Memorial Magnolias

20 Myrtle St SW, Rome, GA 30161

Following the World War, thirty-four Magnolia seedlings were planted at Myrtle Hill cemetery. Each seedling was a memorial to one of the thirty-four young men from Floyd County who died during their military service in the World War. There is also a memorial plaque with the names of the thirty-four men; the plaque is located at the Carnegie Building at 607 Broad Street.

World War I was referred to as the World War until the outbreak of World War II in 1941. Mary Turnley Reynolds and Jane Dean Miller planted the magnolia seedlings. The seedlings were given by Mrs. Miller’s husband, George, who owned the Excelsior Nurseries in East Rome. The beautiful memorial magnolias still stand strong and beautiful at overlooking the Veteran’s Plaza at the cemetery.

Tour Memorial Magnolias

Discover the memorial magnolias as well as a diverse variety of tours on this self-guided tour that will help you learn to identify rare and beautiful trees throughout the cemetery.

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Memorial Magnolias Location: The trees line the cemetery along S. Broad St. You can park on the street to view the magnolias.



Memorial Magnolias