Westview Cemetery at 1680 Ralph David Abernathy SW is a short walk away from the West Lake MARTA station on the blue rail line. Established in 1884, the cemetery is the largest in the Southeast and contains some of Atlanta’s most prominent citizens including Asa G. Candler, founder of Coca-Cola; Mayor William B. Hartsfield and author of the “Uncle Remus Stories” Joel Chandler Harris. Other notable features include the Westview Abby (pictured here) and Water Tower.
Train + Walking Directions
- Take a westbound, blue line train marked “H.E. Holmes” to the West Lake MARTA station (if starting from H.E. Holmes, travel one station east). If you are traveling from the red or gold line, transfer to westbound train platform at the Five Points MARTA station.
- Exit the the West Lake parking lot near the buses to reach West Lake Avenue.
- Turn right and walk about two blocks. Total walking time is about 12 minutes.
Bus 58 stops next to the cemetery’s main entrance. You can transfer for free to the bus at the West Lake and West End MARTA stations. The West End station is on the red and gold line and West Lake on blue.
Last updated May 2019