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Madison in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Segregated Burial Grounds

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
1. Segregated Burial Grounds Marker
Inscription. Historic burial traditions parallel both the societal structure and economic status of the period. Old Cemetery reveals racially distinct sections reflected in the notable absence of family plots and headstones on the hillís slope, where a memorial honors the final resting place of the town's early black residents. Later cemetery development followed the traditional family plot design for both races but still segregated burial grounds. The plans for New Cemetery provided an area “north of Division Avenue for colored people” and the plans for Fairview Cemetery provided a portion “laid off for (the) negro cemetery.” A memorial marks the unidentified burials in New Cemetery where copings and headstones are relatively sparse except for the early leaders of the black community. Individual headstones are more prevalent throughout Fairview Cemetery. The Civil Rights era led to the creation of private “whites only” cemeteries such is Morgan Memorial Park, Inc. This cemetery was later acquired by the City who removed the race restrictive covenants and changed the name to Madison Memorial Cemetery.
 
Erected 2010 by City of Madison, Madison Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 33° 35.78′ N, 83° 28.375′ 
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By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
2. Segregated Burial Grounds Marker
W. Marker is in Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is on Unnamed cemetery road 0 miles east of Central Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is on the cemetery road which parallels the railroad tracks in the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Madison GA 30650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Historic Cemeteries (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Town Spring (about 600 feet away); Reconstruction Property Rights (approx. 0.2 miles away); Industrial Corridor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Religious Life (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freedom of Assembly (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Segregated Burial Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
3. Segregated Burial Grounds Marker
Old Cemetery is in the background
Segregated Burial Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
4. Segregated Burial Grounds Marker
Old Cemetery is to the left; New Cemetery is to the right, across the railroad tracks
Segregated Burial Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
5. Segregated Burial Grounds Marker
Looking across the railroad tracks to the New Cemetery
 
 
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