→A short distance East on this road is Fender Cemetery, in which are buried many of the first settlers of the area of old Lowndes County lying East of the Alabama River, from Union Church. This location for the Cemetery was chosen because of the inconvenience of ferrying the bodies of the dead across the river for burial. As the grounds were on lands of David Fender, the cemetery was given his family name. The earliest marked grave is that of Josiah Sirmans, one of the organizers of Union Church, who died Jan. 6 1830. Fender Cemetery was first in Lowndes, then Clinch, and is now in Lanier County.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:11am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 305745 N 3436670|
|Decimal Degrees||31.04771667, -83.03561667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 2.863', W 83° 2.137'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 2' 51.78" N, 83° 2' 8.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1418-1426 Old River Rd, Lakeland GA 31635, US|
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