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Quitman in Brooks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

West End Cemetery

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
1. West End Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In this cemetery, during the last year of the War Between the States, a number of Confederate soldiers, 17 of them unknown, were buried. Memorial services for these soldiers were held as early as 1869. In 1871, on Memorial Day, April 26, a group of orphans from the Confederate Home, Lauderdale, Miss., attended the services. One child, by chance, found the grave of her father. In 1873 the Ladies Memorial Association was formed. This became the Quitman Memorial Association and is now the Quitman Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, who own and maintain this cemetery.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 014-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 30° 47.11′ N, 83° 34.003′ W. Marker is in Quitman, Georgia, in Brooks County. Marker is on Thomasville Road (U.S. 84) 0 miles west of South Laurel Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quitman GA 31643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Slave Conspiracy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brooks County
West End Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
2. West End Cemetery Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Old Coffee Road (approx. 9.2 miles away); Columbia Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 10 miles away); Grooverville Methodist Church (approx. 10.5 miles away); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. 10.5 miles away); Shiloh Methodist Church (approx. 11.8 miles away in Florida). Click for a list of all markers in Quitman.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
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By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
3. West End Cemetery
West End Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
4. West End Cemetery Marker
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By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
5. West End Cemetery
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By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
6. West End Cemetery
 
 
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