Laurens County, Georgia
Chester Wilkes Rd
Lat: 32°29'41"N, Lon: 82°44'58"W
Contributed by Leon Moore, Apr 09, 2001 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Total records = 8.
To get there, travel South on US 29 from East Dublin, GA. Go approximately
12 miles to Minter, GA. At Minter, turn left onto Pleasant Springs Church
road (the only road crossing US 29 in Minter) and travel East approx.
3/4 mile to Chester Wilkes Road (CR 73). Turn left onto Chester Wilkes
Rd and travel North 3 tenths of a mile. The Smith-Hart Cemetery will be
on the East (right) side of Chester Wilkes Rd approx. 150-200 feet off
One of the local old-timers in my area told me about this cemetery,
so I went looking and found it. When I found it, it sickened me to
see the destruction and desecration that has occurred there, so I
decided to transcribe it to at least preserve the info that is left.
There is a driveway that has been used by fourwheelers, but not from
any automobiles in recent times, until I went to find it. It is abandoned,
on a dirt road and mostly obscured by the trees.
- Leon Moore
Smith, Bascom Wesley, b. 1913, d. 1917, Child, Row
Smith, Dennis, b. 1870, d. 1915 Row 3.0, #6
Smith, Emma, b. 1876, d. 1939 Row 3.0, #7
Smith, George T., b. 5/4/1869, d. 7/10/1914, A little time on
earth he spent until God for his angel sent, Row 3.0, #1
Smith, Georgia Bell, b. 1912, d. No Date, Child, Row 3.0, #8
Smith, Julia A., b. 5/0/1837, d. 12/22/1894 Row 3.0, #4
Smith, Mary Genoa, b. 8/7/1903, d. 2/3/1905, Daughter of Dennis
and Emma Smith, Row 3.0, #5
Smith, Wesley W., b. 1842, d. 1934, Pvt Co B 57 Regt GA Inf CSA,
Row 3.0, #2
Unidentified, Virtually Destroyed, no dates, Only the broken concrete
remains, Row 3.5, #10
Unidentified, Virtually Destroyed, no dates, Appears to be a grave
40 feet behind Smiths, Row 4.0, #11
Unidentified, no dates, Marker has been stolen, Row 1.0, #1
Unidentified, no dates, Destroyed by time / vandals?, Row 1.0,
Unidentified, Child, b. No Date, d. No Date, Destroyed by vandals
Grave is open, Row 2.0, #1
Unidentified, Child, no dates, At the foot of Wesley's grave,
Row 3.0, #3
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