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Official Code 36-72-1
(a) The care accorded the remains of
deceased persons reflects respect and regard for human dignity as well as
cultural, spiritual, and religious values. The General Assembly declares
that human remains and burial objects are not property to be owned by the
person or entity which owns the land or water where the human remains and
burial objects are interred or discovered, but human remains and burial
objects are a part of the finite, irreplaceable, and nonrenewable cultural
heritage of the people of Georgia which should be protected.
Official Code 36-72-4 G
No known cemetery, burial ground, human remains, or burial object shall be
knowingly disturbed by the owner or occupier of the land on which the
cemetery or burial ground is located for the purposes of developing or
changing the use of any part of such land unless a permit is first obtained
from the governing authority of the municipal corporation or county wherein
the cemetery or burial ground is located, which shall have authority to
permit such activity except as provided in Code Section 36-72-14.
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Brantley County Cemetery
It is unknown by me if there are any current cemetery preservation projects
going on at this time. I do know that Brantley County residents are
very active in recording, and maintaining cemeteries as best they can.
There are several
however, that are endangered, and in very bad repair. Many have been
vandalized by careless people who think it okay to dump household trash in
them [items such as washers, dryers, couches, car parts, anything too big
for a dumpster or illegal to dump].
To me, this is the
biggest concern, and should be addressed by the citizens of Brantley.
The cemetery lists and transcriptions were provided by Walter Kenneth
Sylvester of Ware County, Georgia, for use on the GlynnGen.com website.
County, Georgia Host
My name is Amy Hedrick, and I am the
host for the Glynn and Brantley County, Georgia Saving Graves Project.
If you have any information you would like to share, want to report an
endangered cemetery to me, or have questions regarding Glynn & Brantley
Cemeteries, feel free to