Confederate Cemetery

Confederate Cemetery (HMIFS)

Location: Griffin, GA 30223 Spalding County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 14.77', W 84° 15.22'

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Stonewall Cemetery is located on part of a plot given as a burial site by Gen. Lewis Lawrence Griffin when he founded Griffin in 1840. Several hundred Confederate and one Union soldier, casualties of the Battles of Atlanta and Jonesboro, from the hospital at the old Synodical College and the battlefields, are buried here. The principal monument, among the first to Confederate dead, was erected by the Ladies Memorial Assn. of Griffin in 1869. The first recorded Confederate Memorial Day in Griffin was Oct. 26, 1866, making it among the first in Georgia. Rev. D.L Gwinn, pastor of the First Baptist Church, delivered an "eloquent and appropriate address" on that occasion.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number126-4
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 4:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 755875 N 3681941
Decimal Degrees33.24616667, -84.25366667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 14.77', W 84° 15.22'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 14' 46.20" N, 84° 15' 13.20" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1027 Memorial Dr, Griffin GA 30223, US
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