Historic Markers Across Georgia

Lady in Black

Marker ID: CMar 
Location: Old Marietta City Cemetery
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 56.691    W 084° 32.859
  33.94485    -84.54765
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM22BW
Lady in Black  Marker  


This memorial to Mary Annie Gartrell (1853-1906) was erected by her grieving sister Lucy (1863-1954). Musicians both and natives of Cobb County, Lucy visited this grave from her Atlanta home at least twice-weekly for 48 years, many times on foot. Dressed always in mourning clothes, Lucy became known on the streets of Atlanta as "The Lady in Black."

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