West End Cemetery

West End Cemetery (HMHX6)

Location: Quitman, GA 31643 Brooks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 47.11', W 83° 34.003'

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In this cemetery, during the last year of the War Between the States, a number of Confederate soldiers, 17 of them unknown, were buried. Memorial services for these soldiers were held as early as 1869. In 1871, on Memorial Day, April 26, a group of orphans from the Confederate Home, Lauderdale, Miss., attended the services. One child, by chance, found the grave of her father. In 1873 the Ladies Memorial Association was formed. This became the Quitman Memorial Association and is now the Quitman Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, who own and maintain this cemetery.
HM NumberHMHX6
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series.
Marker Number014-2
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 11:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 254378 N 3408610
Decimal Degrees30.78516667, -83.56671667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 47.11', W 83° 34.003'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 47' 6.60" N, 83° 34' 0.18" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 905 Thomasville Rd, Quitman GA 31643, US
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