Historic Markers Across Georgia



Cedar Lane Cemetery



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Location: On Lawrence Rd at Central Shop Rd, Milledgeville, GA
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 33° 02.434    W 083° 13.250
  33.04056666    -83.22083333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Cedar Lane Cemetery Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

In 1997 a cemetery restoration began here triggered a movement to memorialize patients buried at state psychiatric hospitals nationwide. After discovering nearby neglected cemeteries interred some 25,000 people, members of the Georgia Consumer Council pledge to restore the burial grounds and build a memorial. A grassroots campaign raised funds to erect the adjacent gate and display 2,000 numbered iron markers displaced from graves over the years. A life-size bronze angel was placed 175 yards south of here to serve as a perpetual guardian.



Cedar Lane Cemetery
Cedar Lane Cemetery
Photo by David Seibert



 

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