Southern Graves

Tombstone for Lee Murray, Wilcox County, Georgia.
Example of a Victorian Children's Grave Marker.


"...Cemeteries are a good place to accumulate information that can provide
insight into a community's social and economic structure, its religious
tenets, and its ethnic composition." - D. Gregory Jeane

Hi! My name is Stephanie Lincecum, and I would like to introduce you to
"Southern Graves." This website is your online guide to the history, the
research, the photography and the preservation of cemeteries in the Southern
United States. Genealogists, Historians, and the Curious are most welcome.

About Me

In addition to the information found throughout this site, I also author the
Southern Graves blog. Much of the information here is also on the blog,
but there is lots of stuff on the blog that's not here. So bookmark both!


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Specific CemeteriesFeatured Articles
- Beech Springs Methodist Church Cemetery; Twiggs County, Georgia
- Beulah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Bonaire Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Bonaventure Cemetery; Chatham County, Georgia
- Bussey Family Cemetery; Talbot County, Georgia
- Carlos Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia
- Centerville Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Cove Baptist Church Cemetery; Meriwether County, Georgia
- Duluth Church Cemetery; Gwinnett County, Georgia
- Elko Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Evergreen Cemetery; Ben Hill County, Georgia
- Fairview Presbyterian Church Cemetery; Gwinnett County, Georgia
- Frederick Family Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Goodwin Cemetery; Gwinnett County, Georgia
- Gunn Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Henderson Church Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Henderson Spring Road Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Houston Lake Baptist Church Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Irwinville Cemetery; Irwin County, Georgia
- Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery; Dooly County, Georgia
- Magnolia Cemetery; Charleston, South Carolina
- Magnolia Park Cemetery; Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia
- Midway Baptist Church Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia
- Mullis Family Cemetery; Pulaski County, Georgia
- Ocmulgee National Monument; Bibb County, Georgia
- Old City Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia
- Old Snow Hill Church Cemetery; Wilcox County, Georgia
- Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Rose Hill Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia
- Russellville Baptist Church Cemetery; Monroe County, Georgia
- Sandbed Baptist Church Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Sardis Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia
- Sasser Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Shiloh Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Smith Family Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Smithville Baptist Church Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Snow Springs Cemetery; Dooly County, Georgia
- St. Philip's Church Cemetery; Charleston, South Carolina
- Vienna City Cemetery; Dooly County, Georgia
- Walker Cemetery; Peach County, Georgia
- Walnut Cemetery; Dooly County, Georgia
- Walters Cemetery; Macon County, Georgia
- Welborn / Wellborn Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Wesley Chapel Cemetery; Crawford County, Georgia
- Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
- Calm, the Good Man Meets His Fate (& a Masonic Funeral Ritual)
- Cause of Death: Puerperal Eclampsia
- Churchyard Literature: A Short Essay on Epitaphs
- Clasped Hands: The Devil is in the Details
- Died of Consumption, Mrs. Eliza S. Davis, Aged 32 Years
- Gravestones & the Google Translator
- "Hard Work Conquers All" & the UBC Emblem
- In Hoc Signo Vinces: the Knights Templar
- Interesting Individuals, Tombstones, & Gravesites:
    - Alfred Cranford Murdered. Sam Hose Lynched.
    - Dr. Fred A. Moss & the Fairview Memorial Garden
    - F. F. Juhan Called to Beyond: Well-Known Jurist Passes After Long and Active Life
    - Ilah Dunlap: the Queenliest of Macon's Young Women
    - Lothrop Withington, Noted Genealogist Lost at Sea
    - My Journey to Visit the Brother that Did Not Survive
    - North Carolina's Greatest Man: Zebulon Baird Vance
    - O. Henry - Author, Cowboy, Druggist, Sheep Herder, & Convicted Embezzler
    - Paging Dr. Marvin
    - To the Asylum Goes the Murderess Julia Force
    --- More Interesting Individuals...
- Little Susie May's Dove and Anchor
- Memento Mori
- Native American Sacred Sites
- Odd Fellows & Rebekahs
- Rocks, Rocks, and More Rocks
- Simply a Cross Pattee, Maltese, or Not a Cross at All?
- Southern Cross of Honor
- Southern Folk Cemetery History
- Sunday's Symbol: The Anvil
- To Move or Not to Move
- Tombstones for the Innocent: A Short Essay on Victorian Children's Grave Markers
- Undertakers, Coffins, & Furniture
- Urn as Funerary Art
- Wolihin Masonic Monument
- Women's Relief Corps, Order of the Eastern Star, & Mother Enterprise
- Woodmen of the World Memorials
    - Camilla's Treestone & the Supreme Forest of the Woodmen Circle
    - Dum Tacet Clamat
- You Can't Always Trust the Dates on a Tombstone: The Case of Uriah Holden

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- Bookshelf: (more coming soon!)
    - Cemetery Stories
    - Historic Bonaventure Cemetery
    - Love Cemetery: Unburying the Secret History of Slaves
    - Old Burying Ground: Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah Georgia, 1750-1853
    - Sacred Places North America: 108 Destinations
    - Savannah's Laurel Grove Cemetery
    - Where the Lightning Strikes: The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places
    - Your Guide to Cemetery Research

- Crime Related:
    - U. S. Lynching Victims

- Epitaphs:
    - Churchyard Literature: A Short Essay on Epitaphs

- Large Database Sites:
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    - Ancestry
    - FamilySearch
    - Find A Grave
        - My Contributor Page (search more than 1,400 records I've contributed)
    - Fold3
    - GenealogyBank

Vital Check
Savannah's Laurel Grove Cemetery
Search Military Records - Fold3




This is a Cemetery...
Lives are commemorated, Deaths are recorded, Families are reunited,
Memories are made tangible and Love is undisguised.

This is a Cemetery...
Communities accord respect, Families bestow reverence, Historians seek
information and Our Heritage is thereby enriched.

Testimonies of devotion, pride and warmth are carved in stone to pay warm
tribute to accomplishments and to the life, not the death, of a loved one.
The cemetery is homeland for memorials that are a sustaining source of
comfort to the living. A cemetery is a history of a people, a perpetual
record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today.

A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering always.

[From the Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery brochure, Middle Village, New York, author unknown]


The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
Proverbs 4:18 NIV

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