Pigeon Hill Cemetery

Shellman Bluff, McIntosh County, Georgia, USA
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Location: US Hwy 17 North, go 13.4 miles, turn right on Pine Harbor Rd., go 0.1 mile and turn left on Young Mans Rd. Go 4 miles, keep right on Shellman Bluff Rd. and go 2.6 miles to the Crossroads. Turn left, go 0.2 miles and the Cemetery is on the right just before Gould Branch Rd.

History: The Cemetery is located on land that was Contentment Plantation which was owned by the Gignilliats and Calders. According to Bessie Lewis, there were carrier pigeons in this particular part of McIntosh County. She said in a newspaper article that the cemetery was called "Pigeon Roost Cemetery". Today it is called "Pigeon Hill". Oral history says that one of the old slaves gave the cemetery its name. Few of the earlier burials are marked or discernible. The Cemetery is still being used today.

Recording began in the Southwest side. Rows are West to East. Grave numbers are North to South.

Note: Calder Cemetery and Contentment Plantation Cemetery are in same area along with Pigeon Hill Cemetery.

Information posted from "Cemeteries of McIntosh County, Georgia", copyright 2000; with written permission from the Lower Altamaha Historical Society.

GPS Coordinates: 31.57516, -81.32101

  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2455386