|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Colored People Cemetery located off Highway 80 and East Olliff St. in Statesboro, Georgia called ‘The Colored People Cemetery' because it was behind the White Eastside Cemetery was founded in 1903. There were no cemeteries to properly bury blacks without going to country Church's, so a plot of land was purchased by some of the local blacks of Statesboro, Georgia. It was those founding volunteers that looked after and maintained the cemetery. When the land was first obtained senior citizens purchased plots for their families. Those that could not purchase in full would acquire their plots by paying little at a time. Plots were sold for $5.00 to $10.00. No records were kept because the plots were sold with the understanding that the purchasers would keep record of where their families were buried. This practice was continued thoughout the years.
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