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Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Slave Cemetery

Next to a subdivision and golf course in Kennesaw, GA, is a small, fenced-off cemetery.  I have driven past it for years, but only recently found out that this is the cemetery where the slaves of the Stanley farm were buried.  From what I have read, no one realized this cemetery existed until the homes and golf course were going to be built and it was found on old maps of the area.  A group of individuals built a fence around it and the burial sites are marked with small crosses.   While the cemetery is at the corner of a busy intersection, it is sectioned off and sits in a nice wooded area. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this. It's heartening to know someone protected this spot. I cringe every time a little plot like this is turned into a golf course or subdivision. As a Southern family descendant I have probably lost more graves to vandals and uncaring farmers and their trampling cattle. Regardless of how, I feel the loss. Seeing this concern for some poor souls of the past is uplifting to the soul. Robert Thompson (A Heard descendant)