McLarty Family Cemetery

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McLarty Family Cemetery

  • Douglasville, Douglas County, Georgia, USA
    Latitude: 33.75579, Longitude: -84.83035
  • 89 Memorials added (79% photographed)

Also known as the McLarty Benson cemetery

The McLarty Cemetery is in the Dark Corners area of Douglas County, on Brittain Road about 475 feet north of its intersection with Cedar Mountain Road. It is on the left side of the road, a small marker indicates the presence of a path leading up some 460 feet up the hill.

There are approximately 300 graves in this cemetery, the vast majority of them marked with fieldstones only. There is also one area that an experienced archaelogist believes to be a mass grave, which corresponds to stories about a group of children being buried together during an epidemic of some sort. It is in the older black section of the cemetery. The first burials are dated 1842, and the cemetery continued in active use (at least in the African American part) until the 1940s.

There is currently one large marker in the geographic center of the cemetery. The trustees and historical society of Douglas county are working very hard to restore this battered old cemetery, once coverd in briars and kudzu. The McLarty family section contains approx. 50-60 graves. There are many field stone markers and a African American section (old and new) toward the back. This cemetery has some of the oldest graves in the county.

Cemetery Status: Inactive

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GPS Coordinates: 33.75579, -84.83035

  • Added: 4 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2292429