Oasis Cemetery

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Location: US Hwy 17 North, go 1 mile, turn left on Hwy 251 and go 6 miles. The Cemetery is on the right, down the paper company firebreak. Closed.

History: Oasis Plantation was the most western of the Altamaha Delta rice plantations on the headwaters of Cathead Creek. It was owned by the Gignilliat family who also owned the adjoining plantations.
The cemetery, known locally as "Oshis", began as a plantation graveyard. There are no headstones as the wooden ones have deteriorated. However, there are some ballast stones and gravewares marking the graves. The Cemetery is 140' x 140'. There are, at least 25 beginning 40 feet southeast of the paper company gate and 20' to 60' west of an old ditch. East of the ditch there are at least 30 graves. We are indebted to Abraham "Hamp" Stephens for the location of this cemetery.

All the graves are Unmarked or Unidentified. the gravewares date from the mid to late 1800s. The following are from Oral History provided by Rosalie Wilson and Abraham "Hamp" Stephens.

1. Way, Charles - GGGGf/Rosalie Wilson
2. Way, Rachel - GGGGm/Rosalie Wilson
3. Simmons, Nancy - Aunt/Rosalie Wilson
4. Simmons, ____ - h/o Nancy Simmons
5. Carter, Edward
6. Carter, Martha
7. Pinkney, Moses
8. Pinkney, Nan

Above information posted from page 211 of "Cemeteries of McIntosh County, Georgia" copyright 2000, with written permission of the Lower Altamaha Historical Society.

  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
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