Ridge Cemetery

Location
Ridgeville, McIntosh County, Georgia, USA Add to Map
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History and burials were posted from "Cemeteries of McIntosh Co., copyright 2000, with written permission from LAHS.

Location: US Hwy 17 South, go 0.1 mile and turn left on the Ridge Rd. (Hwy 99E). Go 4.9 miles and the Cemetery is in the corner of Blue 'n Hall Rd. and Hwy 99. Access by turning right on Blue 'n Hall Rd. and go to the entrance to the subdivision on the left. Follow this roadway to the end and the Cemetery is Southwest in the woods.

History: The Cemetery began when Roswell King, Sr. owned the property in the early 1800s. A native of Windsor, Connecticut, he came to Darien in 1789 and two of his brothers, Reuben and Thomas followed later. Roswell married Catherine Harrington, daughter of Col. Josiah and Sarah Harrington of Sansavilla Bluff on the Altamaha River. King was the overseer for Pierce Butler's plantations and they lived on St. Simons and Butler's Island until about 1819. King supervised the construction of many of the tabby buildings in McIntosh County, including Thomas Spalding's house on Sapelo, was a partner with his brother, Reuben, and owned sawmills. At the time of the Dahlonega gold-rush, Roswell King went to North Georgia in the late 1820s as a representative for The Darien Bank. He later moved to that area, built a cotton mill and established the city of Roswell, GA. S.E. Collins was a merchant in Darien in the late 1840s and owned what is known as the Adam Strain building.

Note: The Cemetery was recorded prior to the removal of #1 & 2. which were moved to St. Andrews Cemetery. Grave numbers are North to South.

  • Added: 7 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2452411