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Lakeland in Lanier County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fender Cemetery

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
1. Fender Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  A short distance East on this road is Fender Cemetery, in which are buried many of the first settlers of the area of old Lowndes County lying East of the Alabama River, from Union Church. This location for the Cemetery was chosen because of the inconvenience of ferrying the bodies of the dead across the river for burial. As the grounds were on lands of David Fender, the cemetery was given his family name. The earliest marked grave is that of Josiah Sirmans, one of the organizers of Union Church, who died Jan. 6 1830. Fender Cemetery was first in Lowndes, then Clinch, and is now in Lanier County.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 086-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 31° 2.863′ N, 83° 2.137′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Georgia, in Lanier County. Marker is at the intersection of
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By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
2. Fender Cemetery Marker
U.S. 221 and Old River Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 221. Marker is on Old River Road, at the intersection with US 221/Georgia 122 and US 129/Georgia 37. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lakeland GA 31635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burnt Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Union Church Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Union Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lanier County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Home of Governor E. D. Rivers (approx. 3.4 miles away); Joshua Lee (approx. 3.7 miles away); First Court in Clinch County (approx. 9.6 miles away); Bethany Baptist Church (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
 
Fender Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
3. Fender Cemetery Marker
Fender Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
4. Fender Cemetery Marker
Looking east from the marker; while the marker points north on River Road, the Fender Cemetery is located to the east.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,607 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 24, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on February 12, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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