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Near Uvalda in Montgomery County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dead River Cemetery

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By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
1. Dead River Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  On a hilltop nearby stands the old Dead River Cemetery named for the river which was at one time part of the Oconee. Dead River Church once stood there but was later moved to Longpond 2 miles north. In the cemetery are buried three soldiers of the Revolution, Capt. Wilson Conner, Richard Cooper and William Ryals. Other Revolutionary soldiers are believed to be buried there also. Capt. Conner was a member of the Legislature and for 18 years Judge of the Inferior Court. In 13 years he traveled 35,000 miles on horseback preaching and died in the pulpit as he had wished.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 103-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 32° 0.54′ N, 82° 30.637′ W. Marker is near Uvalda, Georgia, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 221 and County Route
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By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
2. Dead River Cemetery Marker
120, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 221. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Uvalda GA 30473, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major General James E. Livingston (approx. 11.3 miles away); Jefferson Davis Memorial (approx. 11.4 miles away); Jeff Davis County Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.4 miles away); Jeff Davis County (approx. 11.4 miles away); Montgomery County Confederate Monument (approx. 12.4 miles away); Montgomery County (approx. 12.4 miles away); Montgomery County Veterans Memorial (approx. 12˝ miles away); Home of the Vidalia Sweet Onion (approx. 16.1 miles away).
 
Dead River Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
3. Dead River Cemetery Marker
Looking west on Montgomery County Road 120
Dead River Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
4. Dead River Cemetery Marker
Looking east across US Highway 221/GA Highway 135 at Montgomery County Road 120
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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