Marietta City Cemetery
This is the Marietta City Cemetery, aka Citizens Cemetery. I don’t know if it is the oldest and I don’t know if it is the largest, but it is probably the largest among the older cemeteries.
It was just a few blocks from where I grew up and was right behind a friend’s house. We would often walk out to the cemetery and talk about worldly things, such as girls.
The cemetery has some old markers and some very old trees – together, they look creepy like scary old cemeteries are supposed to look like.
Deborah Wilson's Corridors blog, she has some great pictures of the same cemetery. I am not trying to compete with her pictures, I know better, she would win. These are just some more pictures of my never-ending taking pictures in cemeteries.
This is the Boston plot. They are distantly relatives of mine through the Trammells.
The Kuykdendalls of this plot Anna and I both are related to, even if we weren’t married.
The Manget plot has an interested bunch of people lying there: Missionaries to China and other worldly places doing worldly things. The markers got my attention because my father lived on Manget Street when he was growing up and later I did too.
A couple years ago in the magazine “Back Roads of Georgia” in the letter to the editor a man with the surname Manget commented on an article that was in the mag about Marietta and he mentioned that he lived in Marietta. Just for the heck of it I googled him and he was an officer in the accounting and finance department of the CIA who was quoted a lot. My my, still worldly.
I like Clyde Mitchell’s epitaph.
Of course, anytime I come across a marker that has the same surname I am interested in a take a picture of it, just in case later I come across information that we are related. In this case, I am interested in the Petty surname.
Mary Phagan’s grave. Her murder has inspired and generated at least a dozen books.
Steadman Sanford was a man of education. At the University of Georgia he was over the school of Journalism, then president, then chancellor. The UGA stadium in Athens is named in his honor.
The Trammells are distant relatives and the whole family has held my fascination for over 30 years.
Ervin Tyson was my great grandfather’s brother. He married twice. I don't know where the other other wife is buried.
A couple of weeks ago I went to this cemetery to look for an old friend, Van Carl Callaway’s grave but could not find it. I know his body is there because I was there when his body was put in the ground. And I went back months later and took a picture of his marker. He is buried next to his parents. But, because of my complex filing system, I must have filed the picture out of existence. Oh well, I’ll try again, some.
I wished I had taken some pictures of the slaves graves near the edge of the Confederate Cemetery, which is adjacent to this cemetery - but again, maybe next time.
Below are some general over-all pictures I snapped while visiting over the years.