Historic Markers Across Georgia



Old Pioneer Cemetery



Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Carroll Street, Fort Gaines
County: Clay
Coordinates: N 31° 36.339    W 085° 3.147
  31.60565    -85.05245
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMBVW0
Old Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

This was the first established Cemetery of Fort Gaines. The earliest death date on a stone marker is 1830. The Tombs of Georgia Militia General John Dill and his family are found in an enclosed lot. Reverend John E. Brown, second President of the University Of Georgia, and his wife are interred in this graveyard. Many early settlers, both black and white, are buried here in unmarked graves.

ERECTED BY THE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE COMMISSION 1980




Old Pioneer Cemetery
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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