Eastside Cemetery

Eastside Cemetery (HM21B6)

Location: Statesboro, GA 30458 Bulloch County
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N 32° 27.017', W 81° 46.367'

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Eastside Cemetery was established on this site in 1889 in response to citizens' requests for a central location for the burial of the dead. Early cemeteries, known is burying grounds, dotted fields of early Bulloch County family farms. Majestic magnolias, cedars, and crepe myrtles were planted to mark those sacred sites. With the dramatic growth of the City of Statesboro in the 1880's citizens sought to establish a city Cemetery.

Although the city had two prominent cemeteries, the John Wise burying grounds on South Main St. and the Nevils burying grounds on North Main St., a group of citizens met on May 17, 1889, "to take steps in locating a place for the burial of the dead." They selected this site which today is the city owned Eastside Cemetery with an entrance on Northside Drive, East.

The first citizen of Statesboro to be buried in the new cemetery was Mr. Willie Heddlestone who was born on April 17, 1856, and died on March 8, 1890. Other early burials included a number of bodies moved from the Wise and Nevil burying grounds. On July 25, 1956, the City of Statesboro assumed responsibility for the beautification of the Eastside Cemetery.
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HM NumberHM21B6
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Placed ByThe Bulloch County Historical Society, sponsored by the Jack N. & Addie D. Averitt Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 427364 N 3590610
Decimal Degrees32.45028333, -81.77278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.017', W 81° 46.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 1.02" N, 81° 46' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)912
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1500 US-80, Statesboro GA 30458, US
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