Southern Graves

Tombstone for Lee Murray, Wilcox County, Georgia.
Example of a Victorian Children's Grave Marker.


"...Cemeteries are a good place to accumulate information that can provide
insight into a community's social and economic structure, its religious
tenets, and its ethnic composition." - D. Gregory Jeane

Hi! My name is Stephanie Lincecum, and I would like to introduce you to
"Southern Graves." This website is your online guide to the history, the
research, the photography and the preservation of cemeteries in the Southern
United States. Genealogists, Historians, and the Curious are most welcome.

About Me

In addition to the information found throughout this site, I also author the
Southern Graves blog. Much of the information here is also on the blog,
but there is lots of stuff on the blog that's not here. So bookmark both!


Southern Graves Blog


Southern Graves Site Outline
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Specific CemeteriesFeatured Articles
- Beech Springs Methodist Church Cemetery; Twiggs County, Georgia
- Congregation Sherah Israel Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia
- Frederick Family Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Ocmulgee National Monument; Bibb County, Georgia
- Old City Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia
- Rose Hill Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia
- Russellville Baptist Church Cemetery; Monroe County, Georgia
- Smith Family Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia

- Anchors and the Virtue of Hope in the Cemetery
- Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
- Calm, the Good Man Meets His Fate (& a Masonic Funeral Ritual)
- Cause of Death: Puerperal Eclampsia
- Churchyard Literature: A Short Essay on Epitaphs
- Funeral Mound of the Mississippians
- In Hoc Signo Vinces: the Knights Templar
- Interesting Individuals, Tombstones, & Gravesites:
    - 1st Lieut. Eugene C. Jeffers, One of the "Immortal 600"
    - My Journey to Visit the Brother that Did Not Survive
    - O. Henry - Author, Cowboy, Druggist, Sheep Herder, & Convicted Embezzler
    - Remember the Rohna. Remember Clinton Witehead.
    - To the Asylum Goes the Murderess Julia Force
    --- More Interesting Individuals...
- Rocks, Rocks, and More Rocks
- Simply a Cross Pattee, Maltese, or Not a Cross at All?
- Southern Cross of Honor
- Southern Folk Cemetery History
- Sunday's Symbol: The Anvil
- Tombstones for the Innocent: A Short Essay on Victorian Children's Grave Markers
- Wolihin Masonic Monument
- Women's Relief Corps, Order of the Eastern Star, & Mother Enterprise
- Woodmen of the World Memorials
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- Rose Hill Cemetery
- Stephlin's Mountain
- Your Peachy Past
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- Bookshelf: (more coming soon!)
    - Cemetery Stories
    - Historic Bonaventure Cemetery
    - Love Cemetery: Unburying the Secret History of Slaves
    - Old Burying Ground: Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah Georgia, 1750-1853
    - Sacred Places North America: 108 Destinations
    - Savannah's Laurel Grove Cemetery
    - Where the Lightning Strikes: The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places
    - Your Guide to Cemetery Research

- Crime Related:
    - U. S. Lynching Victims

- Epitaphs:
    - Churchyard Literature: A Short Essay on Epitaphs

- Large Database Sites:
    Remember! Subscription based sites offer free trials and/or searches. Try before you buy!
    - Ancestry
    - FamilySearch
    - Find A Grave
        - My Contributor Page (search more than 1,400 records I've contributed)
    - Fold3
    - GenealogyBank

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Savannah's Laurel Grove Cemetery
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