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Americus in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Founders Memorial Park

 
 
Founders Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2021
1. Founders Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  
Created as a Memorial
to Founding Fathers
of Americus Buried here
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Known as Old City or
Forsyth Street Cemetery
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Oldest Public Burial Ground
in County

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First Mayor of Americus, First Sheriff of
Sumter County, and men credited with
naming the city interred here

Graveyard fell into disuse between 1861-1865
when new cemetery, Oakgrove, was established

Saved as a historical monument
in 1968 by Americus and Sumter County
Federated Garden Clubs

Requiescant in Pace

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 32° 4.409′ N, 84° 13.826′ W. Marker is in Americus, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker can be reached from Prince Street just north of East Forsyth Street (U.S. 280), on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on brick wall at the west entrance to Founders Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Americus GA 31709, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Sumter County Courthouse Bell (a few steps from this marker); The Flood of July 1994 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Hospitals (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Prather Clinic (approx. Ό mile away); The First Presbyterian Church of Americus (approx. Ό mile away); Americus Colored Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Speaker Crisp (approx. 0.3 miles away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Americus.
 
Also see . . .  Founders Memorial Cemetery (Find A Grave).
Also known as East Forsyth Street Cemetery
64 Memorials Listed
(Submitted on January 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Founders Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2021
2. Founders Memorial Park Marker
Founders Memorial Park • South Gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2021
3. Founders Memorial Park • South Gate
Founders Memorial Park • Fountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2021
4. Founders Memorial Park • Fountain
Founders Memorial Park • Burial Grounds image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2021
5. Founders Memorial Park • Burial Grounds
Founders Memorial Park • Burial Grounds image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2021
6. Founders Memorial Park • Burial Grounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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