LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mulberry Street Cemeteries
Eight unmarked graves to the west of the Confederate Cemetery fence are believed to have been orderlies who worked in the hospitals. They may have been slaves. There are also a few graves with tombstones in the area. Approximately 425 graves are found to the west and south of the Confederate Cemetery. The names and death dates of these people have been lost to history. They are believed to have been blacks who died between 1865 and the early 1900s. Some are buried in vaults, while others appear to have been paupers buried in cloth wrapping.
The locations of the graves were identified in 2015 as part of a City
Horace King, the famed 19th century bridge builder and legislator, is the most notable person buried at these cemeteries. He and his son Marshal are buried here. Horace died in 1885 and his son Marshal died in 1879. Other King family members are believed to be buried near them.
The Mulberry Street Cemetery complex is a unique locale as it consists of Confederate era graves along with the gravesites of blacks that died in the latter part of the 19th century.
(This project was made possible through partnership with the Office of Tourism Product Development, Georgia Department of Economic Development.)
Erected 2015 by the Office of Tourism Product Development, Georgia Department of Economic Development.
Location. 33° 1.762′ N, 85° 1.971′ W. Marker is in LaGrange, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker can be reached from West Mulberry Street east of Douglas Street Touch for map. Located in the parking lot area of the Mulberry Street Cemeteries. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Mulberry Street, Lagrange GA 30240, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horace King 1807-1885 (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynching in America / Raising a Voice Against Racial Violence (approx. 0.6 miles away); Troup County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lafayette (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fuller Earle Callaway, Sr. (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Nancy Harts (approx. ¾ mile away); George Michael Troup (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaGrange.
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.