"NEW SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY #1 (OLD)"
LOCATION: Burnt Hickory Rd. near the intersection of Old Mountain Rd., Marietta. This cemetery is within the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. SURVEYED: 09 April 1982 by Larry O. Blair.
REFERENCE: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS, page 264; an undated article (probably mid 1950's) by B. C. Yates, MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL.
The Park Service was unaware of any graves at this location. Information provided by Mrs. Odean Rakestraw states that the bricks scattered around the area formerly outlined graves. The graves of the Hardage children are enclosed in a fieldstone wall. There are no inscribed markers and the identity of those buried within was provided by Mrs. Rakestraw and Dempsey Kirk. These burials, with the exception of the grave of George Kirk, agree with notes, taken by B.C. Yates, of an interview with Miss Lucinda Hardage. Some slaves, dying from Typhoid while grading a railroad bed between Marietta and Van Wert (Rockmart), are buried in the rear of the cemetery. Confederate soldiers, killed in a battle on the sight, are also buried here. The church was used as a Confederate Hospital during the Civil War. This area is also know as Easterlin Hill.
(From Cobb County, Georgia Cemeteries, Volume II page 317.) The name at the top of this note, is the name at the top of page 317.
GPS Coordinates: 33.95948, -84.58523
- Added: 15 Mar 2016
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2606965
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