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Fort Gaines in Clay County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Pioneer Cemetery

 
 
Old Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
1. Old Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This was the first established cemetery of Fort Gaines. The earliest death date on a stone marker is 1830. The tombs of Georgia Militia General John Dill and his family are found in an enclosed lot. Reverend John E. Brown, second president of the University of Georgia, and his wife are interred in this graveyard. Many early settlers, both black and white, are buried here in unmarked graves.
 
Erected 1980 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Location. 31° 36.339′ N, 85° 3.147′ W. Marker is in Fort Gaines, Georgia, in Clay County. Marker is on Carroll Street 0.1 miles west of North Hancock Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Gaines GA 39851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In the Confederacy (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Gaines (about 700 feet away); The Old Lattice Bridge (about 700 feet away); The 1836 Fort (about 700 feet away); Site of Fort Gaines Female College (about 800 feet away); Fort Gaines Guards (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Sites (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clay County (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Gaines.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Old Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
2. Old Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Old Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Old Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Old Pioneer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
4. Old Pioneer Cemetery
Old Pioneer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
5. Old Pioneer Cemetery
Old Pioneer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
6. Old Pioneer Cemetery
The "enclosed lot" mentioned on the marker, where the Dill family is buried.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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