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!


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Specific CemeteriesFeatured Articles
- Beech Springs Methodist Church Cemetery; Twiggs County, Georgia
- Bonaire Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Centerville Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Congregation Sherah Israel Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia
- Frederick Family Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Henderson Spring Road Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Houston Lake Baptist Church Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery; Dooly County, Georgia
- Magnolia Park Cemetery; Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia
- Ocmulgee National Monument; Bibb County, Georgia
- Old City Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia
- Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Cemetery; Houston County, Georgia
- Rose Hill Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia
- Russellville Baptist Church Cemetery; Monroe County, Georgia
- Sandbed Baptist Church Cemetery; Houston 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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- 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:
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    - Ancestry
    - FamilySearch
    - Find A Grave
        - My Contributor Page (search more than 1,400 records I've contributed)
    - Fold3
    - GenealogyBank

Vital Check
Savannah's Laurel Grove Cemetery
Search Military Records - Fold3




This is a Cemetery...
Lives are commemorated, Deaths are recorded, Families are reunited,
Memories are made tangible and Love is undisguised.

This is a Cemetery...
Communities accord respect, Families bestow reverence, Historians seek
information and Our Heritage is thereby enriched.

Testimonies of devotion, pride and warmth are carved in stone to pay warm
tribute to accomplishments and to the life, not the death, of a loved one.
The cemetery is homeland for memorials that are a sustaining source of
comfort to the living. A cemetery is a history of a people, a perpetual
record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today.

A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering always.

[From the Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery brochure, Middle Village, New York, author unknown]


The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
Proverbs 4:18 NIV

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