Slave Cemeteries Get Cleaned, Documented

Slave cemetery registry for 16 counties in East Tennessee in the works

The nonprofit historic preservation group Knox Heritage and the affiliated East Tennessee Preservation Alliance are partnering with a number of local black history groups – including the Beck Center and the African-American Heritage Alliance – to establish a regional slave cemetery registry.

“We plan to locate the sites, confirm their findings, draft a brief history and create a database to include pictures and all materials we uncover. We plan to develop a booklet with all this information for educational purposes.” Read more about it here: Slave cemetery registry intended to document more local black history

Jonesville Cemetery Rediscovered

Volunteers cleaned up Jonesville Cemetery inside Dobbins Air Reserve Base on Saturday.

Volunteers recently cleaned up the long neglected Jonesville Cemetery, which was buried on an acre of land on the Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, GA. Most of the people buried there were freed slaves. Read the story here:  Freed Slave Cemetery Rediscovered in Cobb

Clemson University Slave Cemetery Project

The Clemson Anthropology Club has started a project to sketch-map the historic slave cemetery at Soapstone Baptist Church. Read more about the project here: Clemson students to try to unlock stories buried in nearly forgotten slave cemetery and here: Clemson students to clean slave cemetery; preserve heritage

Clemson students will clean up and sketch-map this slave cemetery at Soapstone Baptist Church Saturday.

Wiinthrop University Slave Cemetery Project

Students at Winthrop University have started a project to document the cemetery at Historic Brattonsville that was thought to belong to slaves of the Bratton plantation family. Read more about the project here: Winthrop students map historic slave cemetery in Brattonsville

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  1. lynn brown says:

    trying to find some information about my great-grandparents that lived in BOGANSVILLE SC SEEMS AS IF THEY TOOK UP THE WHOLE COMMUNITY; JONES ; GIST ; POSEY; DAVIS; ALLEN; ARE A FEW OF THE NAMES; ANY INFO WOULD HELP IT IS IN UNION COUNTY SC. ALSO THE GORDON’S AND RUCKERS IN DALTON GA’ GREAT GREAT GRANDDAD WAS HARRY GORDON AN WIFE BESTY. GRANDAD IN BOGANSVILLE SC WAS JIM JONES; THANKS

  2. Thank you so much for this great update on slave cemeteries.

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