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Zebulon United Methodist Church, 1880, Hancock County

Zebulon Methodist Church Hancock County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

This congregation dates to at least 1835, when a meeting house was first built by Methodists on this lot. By 1880 the church had grown to the point of needing a new building and the present structure was erected.

Zebulon Methodist Church Hancock County GA Iron Cemetery Gate Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville

Milledgeville GA Baldwin County Memory Hill Cemetery Jordan Family Plot Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Opened for burials in 1804, Memory Hill is among the most historic cemeteries in Georgia, though not quite as extensive as Savannah’s Bonaventure, Macon’s Rose Hill, or Atlanta’s Oakland. Some of the more famous “residents” here include architect John Marlor, Flannery O’Connor, magician/vaudevillian star Dixie Haygood (known as Annie Abbott, the Georgia Magnet), Representative Carl Vinson, Bill Miner (one of the last Western outlaws), Charles Holmes Herty (UGA’s first football coach), as well as numerous slaves, Civil War veterans, politicians and inmates of the Georgia Lunatic Asylum. An extensive guide to Memory Hill can be found here.

Both images are from the Jordan Family plot, one of the most photographed in Memory Hill.

Milledgeville GA Baldwin County Memory Hill Cemetery Elizabeth Taylor Grave Headstone Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Milledgeville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Slave Cemetery, Culloden

Culloden GA Historic Marker for Slave Cemetery Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Placed in 2000, adjacent to the Culloden City Cemetery, this memorial reads: We know not who they are, but they are loved ones of God and man and will never be forgotten.

Culloden Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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William Culloden, Founder of Culloden

William Culloden Headstone Grave Found of Culloden GA Monroe County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Though this headstone is almost unreadable, a brick wall erected beside it notes that it is the burial place, in 1823, of William Culloden, founder of the village that bears his name. Culloden was a Scottish Highlander who settled the area around 1780 and the setlement was named Cullodenville in his honor until it was incoporated in 1887 at which time the name was shortened to Culloden.

Culloden Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

 

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Culloden City Cemetery

Culloden GA Historic Antebellum Cemetery Monroe County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

This historic cemetery has quite a few antebellum headstones and is well-maintained.

Historic Headstones of Culloden City Cemetery

Culloden GA City Cemetery Obelisk Headstone of William Henry Harrison Doyal Photogpraph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

William Henry Harrison Doyal (September 1840-9 August 1841)

He was the son of L. T. & Matilda Doyal. The Doyals were obviously Whigs and supporters of William Henry Harrison, who was running for President around the time of this child’s birth.

Culloden GA Historic Antebellum Cemetery Monroe County Foster Plot Cast Iron Ornamental Fence Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

John S. Foster (9 July 1784-16 October 1858) (r) & Martha Foster (10 April 1792-26 June 1856)

Culloden GA City Cemetery Sculptural Infant Headstone Child of B. F. Mary J. Jordan Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Infant Child of  B. F. & Mary J. Jordan – Died 8 March 1860

Culloden GA Historic Cemetery Early 19th Century Headstone Eliza Speer Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Mr. Eliza Speer, Late Wife of Reverend Alexander Speer

She died 12th October 1838 With Strong faith in Glorious Immortality

Culloden GA City Cemetery Obelisk Headstone of Reverend Robert Flournoy Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Reverend Robert Flournoy (1797?-6 April 1854)

Culloden GA City Cemetery Headstones of John and Mary Sneed Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

John Sneed (3 April 1773-22 September 1850) & Mary Sneed (7 January 1787-19 May 1858)

The headstones note that Mr. Sneed was a Virginia native and his consort a Rhode Island native. Below is a detail of the angel on Mrs. Sneed’s headstone.

Culloden GA City Cemetery Sculptural Angel Headstone of Mary Sneed Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Culloden Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Dr. David Lane Kendall, Pioneer Georgia Physician

David M Kendall Family Cemetery Georgia Pioneer Doctor Physician Near Yatesville GA Upson County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Driving into Yatesville, this headstone caught my attention, but I figured it would be like so many others I’ve found: a small family plot long forgotten by the passage of time. And though that was true to some extent, what I learned about the man who was buried here was quite fascinating. It turns out that this was the cemetery of Bellwood Hall, an early plantation owned by one of Georgia’s earliest rural physicians, Dr. David Lane Kendall, Sr. (17 January 1790-28 July 1860) Dr. Kendall was born in Washington County in 1790 and moved to Upson County in 1830 where he built Bellwood, a grand plantation house complete with formal gardens. It was destroyed by fire sometime in the late 1800s, but thanks to the foresight of his daughter, Loula, much of its history survives in special collections at Emory University.

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Gravestone of Flannery O’Connor, Milledgeville

Burial Place Headstone Grave of American Author Flannery O Connor Memory Hill Cemetery Milledgeville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

The great American author Flannery O’Connor was not even 40 when she died of Lupus in her beloved Milledgeville. She is buried beside her parents in Memory Hill Cemetery.

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Ty Cobb Mausoleum, Royston

Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb Greatest Baseball Player of All Time Mausoleum Grave Final Resting Place Rose Hill Cemetery Royston GA Franklin County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Arguably the best player in the history of the baseball, Tyrus Raymond Cobb was born in nearby Banks County in 1886. After a legendary career on the field and a controversial life after retirement, Cobb returned to Northeast Georgia in the last years of his life. Upon his death, he chose to be interred in the Cobb family plot at Rose Hill Cemetery in Royston. He rests eternally with his mother, father and sister in this mausoleum.

Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb Greatest Baseball Player of All Time Mausoleum Interior Grave Final Resting Place Rose Hill Cemetery Royston GA Franklin County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Here’s an early image of Cobb, on a tobacco card:

Ty Cobb Public Domain Image Tobacco Card via Wikipedia

Image Source: Wikipedia

Be sure to visit the cemetery when in Royston, and stop by the Ty Cobb Museum.

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Mt. Hope Methodist Church, Circa 1840, Hancock County

Mt Hope United Methodist Church Historic Landmark Hancock County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

This is located just north of Warthen. The grave houses of James & Mary Garland are an important feature of the small cemetery.

Mt Hope UMC Methodist Church Cemetery Historic Grave Houses of James and Mary Garland Hancock County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

As of 2016, the grave houses have been removed for some reason.

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