Our Story

Lawnwood Memorial Park was started in 1954 by Lewis D. Caldwell and Samuel G. Cowan. The original purchase was only a small number of acres, but over the last few decades has expanded to a little over 60 acres. Lawnwood has continued to offer a peaceful and caring place to serve as the final resting place for the loved ones of four generations.

A perpetual care cemetery, organized under the law and guidelines of the Secretary of the State of Georgia, Lawnwood Memorial Park provides rolling hills of green lawn that are kept neatly manicured year round. Our flat bronze gardens, and newly developed upright bronze and granite gardens, provide families options to satisfy most requests.


Lawnwood Memorial Park is a 64-acre landscape of rolling hills alongside Interstate I-20 in Covington, Georgia. Purchased and developed into a Memorial Park in 1954, Lawnwood is the preeminent perpetual care cemetery in the area. Proudly serving the Newton, Rockdale and surrounding areas since 1954, Lawnwood Memorial Park is in it's third generation of family ownership.


Also located on the acreage that makes up the Lawnwood grounds is the former location of the Covington Colored Children's Orphanage. Started by Dinah Watts Pace, the Orphanage educated, fed and raised more than 700 children in all. Lawnwood is currently developing plans to protect the former location of the orphanage as meaningful landmark of Georgia history.