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Rock Springs Methodist Church Cemetery (Abandoned)

Rock Springs Methodist Church Cemetery (Abandoned)

Lumpkin County, Georgia

GPS:N34-35.901, W 083-55.486


Traveling from the Dahlonega Square on E. Main Street (Towards Walmart). Turn left on Morrisson Moore Pkwy (2nd Light). Turn right on Cavenders Creek Road Turn left at Porters Springs Road From the intersection of Porter Springs and McDonald Road go 4/10 mile to field road on left, cemetery is 2/10 mile up this road. Road is hard to see at the upper end.

 

Brief History of Rock Springs Methodist Church Cemetery

Rock Springs Methodist Church existence is only faint memories to a few people today, but the cemetery remains a reminder of its existence. Rock Springs Cemetery is located on a quiet little hill a short distance north of where the church was located on the Porter Spring Road. Not many people know of its whereabouts. There once was a community road that went by the cemetery. Here rest 50 or more of the well known community people of that time. Some graves are marked with hand-carved soapstone markers. Many graves have only fieldstone markers. Some of the well known people that were buried in this cemetery were the Smiths, McBrayers, Andersons, McDonalds, Corbins, Ducketts and others. The Rock Springs Methodist Church was formed about 1876 and was an active church until 1936 when the church was disbanded, the land went back to the Duckett Family. At the time of the visit to photograph the grave markers,the cemetery was badly overgrown, some of the brush was over six feet tall, photographer was unable to get to all points in the cemetery.

 

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Name on Gravestone Birth/Death Year
Grave/Section/Row
7 May 1873 - 25 Mar 1931
001
29 Mar 1864 - 12 July 1899
002
22 Sep 1835 - 17 May 1895
003
28 Nov 1837 - 17 Jan 1903
004
14 Jan 1879 - 10 Jul 1911
005
25 Aug 1854 - 24 Nov 1885
006
Partial Date 1 August 18??
007
17 Sept 1875 - 30 Sep 1877
008
12 Feb 1888 - 18 Nov 1888
009
No Dates
010
Unknown - 10 Jul 1883
011
1823 - 23 Oct ????
012
1 Nov 1890 - 8 Aug 1892
013
1 Nov 1801 - 1880
014
1 Mar 1803 - 1880
015
23 Nov 1873 - Apr 1889
016
No Dates
017
19 Apr 1840 - 30 Sep 1887
018
31 Jan ???? - 15 Nov 1897?
019
Age 17 yrs 10 mos 7 days - 8 Jan 1883
020
1865 - 1899
021
1864 - 1912
022
No Dates (1850-1912)
023
23 years, 29 days/12 Jan 1863
024
1 year, 2 days - 2 Oct 1855
025
Age 77 - 25 Sep 1887
No Dates
027
13 Oct 1817 - 25 Jun 1898
028
No Dates
029
1 yr, 9 mo, 24 days - 13 Dec 1862
030
13 yrs, 9 mos, 27 days - 29 Dec 1862
031
Aged 5 yrs,3 mon, 24 days - 1 Jan 1888
032
Age 10 yrs,? mon, ? days/1 Jan 1888
033
Unknown - Jan 20, 1863
034
May 13, 1834 - Jul 19, 1844
035
Unknown - 8 Jan 1842
036
24 Aug 1884 - 19 Aug 1888
037
28 Nov 1883 - Unknown
038
No Dates
039

 

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