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Aug 17

Faulkner Family Cemetery, Pickens County

In late October of 2008, Tony Poss (a long time Pickens County resident) contacted me about a family cemetery not far from Four Mile Baptist Church, in the southeastern part of the county. He took me to visit the long abandoned cemetery that was still marked by a wrought iron fence. The fence enclosed a square area of about 36 x 36 feet. Within the area we found one sunken grave marked simply with a field stone.

The gate to the little cemetery is unique. As seen in the accompanying photographs, the gate is clearly marked  with the surname Faulkner. Just above the name plate the manufacturer is identified—The No Nelson Iron Works, Knoxville, Tennessee.

The iron wok is exquisite and its sad to see that no one has taken care of this little burial plot.

 

© Linda Woodward Geiger. All rights reserved.

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