The cemetery stretches for 50+ acres and joins with two others, creating endless browsing of centuries old grave sites with some really beautiful markers and statuaries. There's a great Web site which does an awesome job of documenting the cemetery here. We took a couple hundred photos and wandered the grounds, finding a very special area down in a valley which contained a little creek and a few gravesites built into the side of the hill there. There was even a staircase down to the river.
>> This monument intrigued us, especially since people had filled her hand with coins and there were candles on her grave, but we figured it wasn't likely it was the attention of living relatives since the 12-year-old girl buried there died way back in 1896. We looked it up, and turns out she inspired an Allman Brothers song (they're from Macon). Pretty cool right? You can read about it here.
All in all, we had a fun time and made a great find in Macon! You can see photos from our trip here.