Old Campground Cemetery

Old Campground Cemetery (HM20VD)

Location: Lyons, GA 30436 Toombs County
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N 31° 58.167', W 82° 16.45'

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Founded Circa 1820 as a meeting place for circuit riding ministers, Old Campground added a cemetery in 1853. It contains some of the oldest graves in Toombs County. There are three Confederate veterans buried here, including Lt. Gordon K. Fort, 24th Bn. Georgia Cavalry one of the "Immortal 600."

During the War for Southern Independence, (1861-1865), the U. S. Army selected 600 captured Confederate officers, including Lt. Fort, for retaliation against the South. In one of the most heinous acts of vengeance in American history, they were starved, maltreated, and used as human shields. Because of their courage and perseverance, they became known as the "Immortal 600." Also buried here are Lt. Robert Stripling, 61st Regt. and Pvt. Benjamin Stripling of the 47th Regt. Georgia Infantry, CSA.

The cemetery is 1/4 mile south of this location.
HM NumberHM20VD
Placed ByGen. Robert A. Toombs Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 6:10pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 379603 N 3537758
Decimal Degrees31.96945000, -82.27416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 58.167', W 82° 16.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 58' 10.02" N, 82° 16' 27" W
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Area Code(s)912
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 634 Providence Church Rd, Lyons GA 30436, US
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