Sunday, December 1, 2013

Carrollton City Cemetery // Carrollton, Georgia


Alright. I know I mentioned that I hate visiting high-traffic cemeteries and prefer older, more isolated ones in my last post -- but much like rules, preferences are made to be broken. There are always exceptions lurking out there, just waiting to be explored, and Carrollton City Cemetery is definitely one of them. Courtney and I have passed by it countless times during my trips to Georgia, but have always put off visiting because it's in the middle of town rather than the middle of nowhere. However, upon discovering there's actually an official walking guide, we figured visitors are encouraged and decided to give it a go... and I'm really glad we did.


Carrollton City Cemetery is split into three different sections based on age. The beautiful angel headstone at the top of this post is located in the oldest part of the cemetery, and belongs to Georgia Price -- the first freed slave to open her own business in Carrollton. I love imagining stories behind the headstones I see in cemeteries, but the real story behind Mrs. Price's is way cooler than anything I could have come up with. Seriously, check out that walking guide and see for yourself :)

While walking around the cemetery, I realized that I recognized some of the names on the headstones from local businesses Courtney has taken me to around Carrollton. Upon consulting with the walking guide, I was able to confirm that the "Horton" I was looking at was indeed the founder of Horton's -- the oldest bookstore in Georgia and one of the oldest in the United States. Needless to say, it was a really neat experience to see a new side of the town's history and pay respects to the people who helped write it.

2 comments :

  1. So beautiful! As well as your previous post! I do also like old mostly abandoned cemeteries. Beautiful photos!!! <3

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    1. Thank you! I have one more cemetery to share from my trip, and it's by far my favorite :)

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