Old Church Cemetery

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Old Church Cemetery

off Idlewood Road
Waynesboro, Burke County, Georgia, USA
Memorials 86 added (76% photographed)

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The True Citizen
April 17, 2013
Looters dig up graves of soldiers, baby in historic cemetery. At least five graves were excavated at Old Church cemetery off Idlewood Road south of Waynesboro. The bones of soldiers and a baby girl were scattered as thieves likely searched for artifacts, personal effects and precious metal.
The robbers dug up the cast iron casket of baby Emma Jane McElmurray, who died at 14 months old in 1884, and smashed the iridescent glass at its head. All that was left of its contents were portions of her tiny skull and the sole of her infant shoe, which had been dumped on the ground beside the casket.
The crime is under investigation and a reward is offered.


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GPS Coordinates: 33.0394, -81.9311

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #36002