Tag Archive: cemetery

Mar 06

Tombstone Tuesday: Ball Creek Baptist Church, Part II


This series of images of grave markers for veterans buried in the Ball Creek Baptist Church is continued from Tombstone Tuesday on the 28th of February. © Linda Woodward Geiger. All rights reserved.

Feb 28

Tombstone Tuesday: Ball Creek Baptist Church, Part I


Ball Creek Baptist Church, established in 1857, is located on Ga. Rt. 136 just woest of Keetor Road. A marble marker at the steps leading up to the cemetery reads: “Ball Creek Church, Organized Aug. 5, 1857 Names of Presbytery: R. Jorden, James Underwood, John Holden Names of Charter Members: A.K. Trible, John Langley, William Dover, Ealija …

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Aug 17

Faulkner Family Cemetery, Pickens County

Faulkner Family Cemetery

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 …

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Mar 24

Chief Vann Remains Exhumed

“Chief Vann Remains Exhumed” an article by RIP Whitfield appearing in the Forsyth County News, Cumming, Georgia, 13 September 1962. The remains of Cherokee Indian Chief James Vann, builder of the now famous Vann House at Spring Place, were exhumed Saturday from his grave in Forsyth County and brought to Dalton in a modern day …

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Mar 22

Tombstone Tuesday: Arbor Hill Baptist Church

Tombstone of Clay Cagle

Arbor Hill Baptist Church Cemetery is located off Fortner Road in the mountains of Southern Pickens County. Six markers indicate burials of veterans in this cemetery established in 1940. Copyright. Linda Woodward Geiger. All rights reserved. Linda@lindageiger.com  

Mar 01

Tombstone Tuesday: Burnt Mountain Cemetery

Grave marker of John Holbert

Burnt Mountain Baptist Church is located in north eastern Pickens County on Lake Sequoyah Road, off of Burnt Mountain Road (Georgia State Route 136) about two miles west of the Dawson County line. According to Clarence Mealer [Pickens County Heritage Book Committee, Pickens County, Georgia, Heritage, 1853–1998 (Waynesville, N.C.: Don Mills, Inc., 1998), 21] the little …

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Feb 26

Pleasant Union Baptist Church Cemetery


Pleasant Union Baptist Church is a small church located on Steve Tate Highway in Dawson County, Georgia. Interestingly enough,on page 24 of Dawson County, Georgia, Heritage, 1857-1996 (Dawsonville, Georgia: Dawson Co. Historical & Genealogical Society, 1997) has two entries for Pleasant Union Baptist Church, one prepared by Padgett Tinsley and the other by Evylene A. …

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