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Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Slave Lot

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 3, 2007
1. Slave Lot Marker
Inscription.  The only slave burial ground in any major white Georgia cemetery. Here 19 Christian slaves and freed persons of Marietta Christians were buried in unmarked graves ca. 1848-1866. Only four have been positively named, servants of Mrs. Eliza G. Robarts: Clarissa, Hannah, Nancy & Peggy. They lived adjacent to the north side of the First Presbyterian Church.
 
Erected by The City of Marietta.
 
Location. 33° 56.739′ N, 84° 32.949′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Atlanta Street SE and Cemetery Street SE. The marker is in the Old Marietta City Cemetery, in the north section near the Confederate Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. S. V. Sanford (a few steps from this marker); Marietta Confederate Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); U.D.C. Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting
Slave Lot Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 25, 2008
2. Slave Lot Marker
distance of this marker); Rest well, Miss Mattie (within shouting distance of this marker); William Root (within shouting distance of this marker); This Little Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Founder's Lot William Harris (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, USCemeteries & Burial Sites
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,546 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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