Bwk. Memorial Park
Glynn Archives site
Emanuel Meth. Church
Evergreen Mem. Park
1st A.B. Church
(moved to row 4 of Emanuel Church)
Good Shepherd Episc.
Holy Nativity Columbarium
Magnolia C.M.E. Church
Maxwell (lost to nature)
Hope Meth. Church
(moved to Emanuel Church)
Ricks Eternal Garden
Salem Bapt. Church
Sheffield U.M. Church
Taylor's United Methodist Church
- Burney Popwell
- Cemetery Island
- Miller Tract
- Myers Plantation
- Oak Grove (City Cemetery)
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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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Glynn County Cemetery Information
Currently [November 2004] there are no preservation or conservation groups
formed in Glynn County. Many people here do not care enough about
"abandoned" cemeteries to do anything to save them.
Only our large, currently
active cemeteries have any caretakers, the rest are left to individuals,
land owners, or the occasional volunteer [which are few]. I personally
have only been contacted by one person who is willing to help clean and
Most abandoned cemeteries are
on paper company lands that are being sold for residential and commercial
use. These cemeteries may face destruction by new land owners,
which is a felony, yet no one seems
to care, especially if they have no markers, like slave cemeteries.
Another downfall of this
county, is that no one communicates with others, to let folks know that
someone is taking care of or maintaining a cemetery. And then there
isn't anyone, that I know of, who is skilled in the trade of preserving and
conserving a cemetery properly. I have seen many tombstones being
bleached, or having other chemicals applied to clean them, by caretakers,
one such place is Oak Grove Cemetery, one of our oldest cemeteries.
In this fast paced world,
time is money, and cemetery preservation only costs money. I have made
it my goal, to locate, and survey every cemetery I can find, in hopes that
they do not get destroyed. The more the public knows about a cemetery,
the less likely it will disappear.
The cemeteries linked
from here are housed on the GlynnGen.com website. The majority were
transcribed by Amy Hedrick. A few were transcribed by other folks and
sent to the GlynnGen site for publication.
All of these cemetery
pages have been copy protected due to recent "theft", this is by no means
meant to deter researchers from using the information in their own
genealogical or historical research.
The majority of these
transcriptions have photos for each tombstone found in said cemetery.
Just click on the person's name if it is in blue. The photos chosen
for the website are not the only photos. Close up photos of each
tombstone are available upon request, without copyright information across
them. However, these photos are under copyright by law, and acceptable
use policies should be followed when using them.
Saving Graves Glynn
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, or have questions
regarding Glynn & Brantley Cemeteries, feel free to