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Smith-Hart Cemetery
Laurens County, Georgia

Chester Wilkes Rd
Minter GA

Lat: 3229'41"N, Lon: 8244'58"W

Contributed by Leon Moore, Apr 09, 2001 [lmoore@nlamerica.com]. 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 the road.

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 3.0, #9
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

Misc:
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, #2
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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