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Quitman in Brooks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

West End Cemetery

 
 
West End Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
1. West End Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In this cemetery, during the last year of the War Between the States, a number of Confederate soldiers, 17 of them unknown, were buried. Memorial services for these soldiers were held as early as 1869. In 1871, on Memorial Day, April 26, a group of orphans from the Confederate Home, Lauderdale, Miss., attended the services. One child, by chance, found the grave of her father. In 1873 the Ladies Memorial Association was formed. This became the Quitman Memorial Association and is now the Quitman Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, who own and maintain this cemetery.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 014-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1857.
 
Location. 30° 47.11′ N, 83° 34.003′ W. Marker is in Quitman, Georgia, in Brooks County. Marker is on Thomasville Road
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(U.S. 84) 0 miles west of South Laurel Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quitman GA 31643, 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. Quitman Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Slave Conspiracy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brooks County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brooks County Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Quitman United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Coffee Road (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quitman.
 
West End Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
2. West End Cemetery Marker
West End Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
3. West End Cemetery
West End Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
4. West End Cemetery Marker
West End Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
5. West End Cemetery
West End Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
6. West End Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,630 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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