Fender Cemetery

Fender Cemetery (HM9IY)

Location: Lakeland, GA 31635 Lanier County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 2.863', W 83° 2.137'

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A short distance East on this road is Fender Cemetery, in which are buried many of the first settlers of the area of old Lowndes County lying East of the Alabama River, from Union Church. This location for the Cemetery was chosen because of the inconvenience of ferrying the bodies of the dead across the river for burial. As the grounds were on lands of David Fender, the cemetery was given his family name. The earliest marked grave is that of Josiah Sirmans, one of the organizers of Union Church, who died Jan. 6 1830. Fender Cemetery was first in Lowndes, then Clinch, and is now in Lanier County.
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HM NumberHM9IY
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number086-3
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:11am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 305745 N 3436670
Decimal Degrees31.04771667, -83.03561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 2.863', W 83° 2.137'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 2' 51.78" N, 83° 2' 8.22" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1418-1426 Old River Rd, Lakeland GA 31635, US
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  1. The Fender Cemetery Marker (HM9IY) clearly states "East of the Alapaha River", not "East of the Alabama River".

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