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Augusta and the Old Augusta Cemetery

Circa 1819

 
 
Augusta and the Old Augusta Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2013
1. Augusta and the Old Augusta Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Augusta, home of Old Augusta Cemetery, was built on the site of a former Indian village, “Sawanogi,” on high ground close to the Tallapoosa River. In 1824 a disastrous flood swept over the plateau, invading shops and residences. A year later a deadly form of malarial fever took half the population to their graves, killing the town as well. The cemetery, burial place for the Ross, Charles, and Taylor families, continued to be used until the early 20th century. The iron fence surrounding the cemetery formerly was erected around the state Capitol in Montgomery.
 
Erected 2006 by East Montgomery County Historical Society and the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 24.726′ N, 86° 7.895′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Wares Ferry Road (County Route 64) 0.4 miles east of Dozier Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8511 Wares Ferry Road, Montgomery AL 36117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Georgia Washington School (approx. 4.4 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church
Old Augusta Baptist Church & Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2013
2. Old Augusta Baptist Church & Cemetery
(approx. 4.5 miles away); Chantilly Plantation (approx. 4.9 miles away); Ray Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Elam Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Lucas Tavern (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Oaks Plantation (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisastersNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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