Historic Markers Across Georgia

Slave Lot

Marker ID: CMar 
Location: Old Marietta City Cemetery
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 56.739    W 084° 32.949
  33.94565    -84.54915
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1W9Q
Slave Lot  Marker  


The only slave burial ground in any major white Georgia cemetery. Here 19 Christian slaves and freed persons of Marietta Christians were buried in unmarked graves ca. 1848-1866. Only four have been positively named, servants of Mrs. Eliza G. Robarts: Clarissa, Hannah, Nancy & Peggy. They lived adjacent to the north side of the First Presbyterian Church.

[The unnumbered and undated marker has the seal of the city of Marietta at the top]

Slave Lot
Photo by David Seibert


More information:
Wikipedia - Slavery
Allince87 - Modern Slavery
Wikipedia - Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves
Wikipedia - Emancipation Proclamation
Wikipedia - Thirteenth Amendment