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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Summerville Cemetery

 
 
Summerville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 17, 2005
1. Summerville Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In this cemetery are buried the following eminent Georgians:

JOHN MILLEDGE (1757-1818), Revolutionary officer, Congressman, Governor (1802-1806). He gave the land on which the University of Georgia is built.

GEORGE WALKER CRAWFORD (1798-1872), lawyer, legislator, Congressman, Governor (1843-1847), Secretary of War under President Zachary Taylor, President of the State Secession Convention (1861).

CHARLES JONES JENKINS (1805-1883), lawyer, jurist, legislator, State Senator, Governor (1865-1868). Removed from office by Gen. Meade, he hid the State Seal, records and funds until Governor James Milton Smith was inaugurated in 1872.

ALFRED CUMMING (1802-1873) Superintendent of Indian Affairs on upper Missouri, appointed by President Buchanan first Governor of Territory of Utah (1857-1861) during the “Mormon War.” He retired from office when Georgia seceded from the Union.

JOSEPH RUCKER LAMAR (1857-1916), lawyer, legislator, jurist, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1911-1916). He compiled “The Code of the State of Georgia.”

THOMAS CUMMING (1765-1834),
Summerville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 17, 2005
2. Summerville Cemetery Marker
The monopole is hidden in the extensive landscaping.
the first “intendant” (Mayor) of Augusta (1798). He gave the land for the cemetery.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-36.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionGovernment & PoliticsNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor, the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 33° 28.808′ N, 82° 0.928′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumming Road and Johns Road, on the right when traveling east on Cumming Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., LL. D. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montrose (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of John Forsyth (approx. ¼ mile away); Village of Summerville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Augusta Arsenal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Augusta Arsenal 1941 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Richard Henry Wilde
Summerville Cemetery Marker, seen at Cummings (l) and John Roads image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
3. Summerville Cemetery Marker, seen at Cummings (l) and John Roads
(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Augusta Arsenal (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Regarding Summerville Cemetery. The cemetery has been dubbed "The Political Graveyard" for the number of important political figures buried here.
 
Summerville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
4. Summerville Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,695 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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