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Buckhead’s Sardis Cemetery historically significant

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, Buckhead’s Sardis Cemetery remains historically significant as an example of a standard 19th-century Southern folk burial ground. Although the Sardis Methodist Church building was completed in 1927, the cemetery predates back to 1869.

Over 750 people are estimated to be buried there. The graves include everything from unmarked pauper’s graves to a number of Buckhead’s early settlers, including Henry Irby, Wesley Gray Collier, Rev. William Joseph Rolader and James Mathieson. In 1878, the Donaldson family built the cemetery’s’s only mausoleum, where seven of the family members were eventually buried.

– Caroline Parsley, The 100 Companies

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