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  



Text:

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



 

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