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Lady in Black

 
 
Lady in Black Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 25, 2008
1. Lady in Black Marker
Inscription. 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."
 
Erected by The City of Marietta.
 
Location. 33° 56.691′ N, 84° 32.859′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on West Atlanta Street SE 0.1 miles north of Cemetery Street SE. Click for map. The marker is just inside a gate at the Old Marietta City Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rev. Thomas Milton Allen (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Phagan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Root (about 400 feet away); Rest well, Miss Mattie (about 500 feet away); This Little Cannon (about 500 feet away); S. V. Sanford (about 500 feet away); U.D.C. Confederate Soldiers Monument (about 500 feet away); Confederate Cemetery (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Lady in Black Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 25, 2008
2. Lady in Black Marker
 
 
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