Once forgotten Moultrie site now a historical landmark

Once forgotten Moultrie site now a historical landmark
A once forgotten site is now a historical landmark

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - After hundreds of graves were discovered beneath an overgrown forest near a Moultrie cemetery, several people made it their mission to save it.

That forest next to the St. James Pallbearer Cemetery is now a historical site.

The cemetery general property manager, John Strong said they’re working to have it recognized as a national historic landmark.

John Strong, General Property Manager for the St. James Pallbearer cemetery in Moultrie (Source: WALB)
John Strong, General Property Manager for the St. James Pallbearer cemetery in Moultrie (Source: WALB)

If that happens, they would receive federal funding to maintain the site.

Strong said people are now proactively working to make sure other historical sites don’t endure what this cemetery did.

“They’re already putting together a cemetery commission now to stay on top of it. So that this cemetery or no other cemetery in Colquitt County go through this again," said Strong.

Strong says the site will be complete within the next couple weeks.

He said if you’d like to help with this space you can donate items, like roses.

If you’d like to contribute to this historical site in other ways contact Strong at Luke Strong and Son Mortuary at (229) 890-1717.

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