Historic Cemeteries of the South
This Lutheran Church in Greene County, Tennessee was founded in 1811 and one of its buildings served as a field hospital in the Civil War. Legend says that a mass grave was dug in front of the church to bury the dead.
This isolated church once served a community of mountain farmers until declining attendance forced the church to close.
180+ years later, this historic chapel in South Carolina is no longer in use, and today, still looks much like it did when it was first built
This 1907 funeral photo provides a fascinating glimpse into a somber scene. But the details that emerge in the photograph are fascinating!
Built in 1908, one Virginia family erected this stone chapel in honor of their son who passed away too soon.
This sleepy crossroads in rural Georgia used to be an important town along well-traveled travel routes. But today, very little remains of the community.
Founded in rural Virginia in 1875 by Scotch-Irish immigrants, this church would close 100 years after it was founded.
This antebellum Alabama church was built in the 1830s but was abandoned long ago. Today, a new spirit inhabits it’s walls.
If you’ve ever wondered how to clean grave markers at old burial sites, this article will answer your questions!
Built in 1876, this chapel in Western North Carolina was the first church made of handmade bricks in this region.
Bethesda Church was built in 1853 and is all that is left of a once-expansive plantation.
This church was founded by earlier Florida settlers and while its no longer in regular use, descendants of its founders care for it to this day.
[Levy County, FL]
Rev. James O’Kelly, a noted abolitionist, started a congregation here in 1794.
[Chatham County, NC]
This church was founded in 1886 by a group of freed slaves.
[Taliaferro County, GA]
This Antebellum church still shows scars from the Civil War.
[Jefferson County, MS]
This beautiful church + cemetery have been lovingly maintained for 185 years.
[Hale County, AL]
This church has been hit by a tornado.
[Ben Hill County Georgia]
This church has sat empty for years but an ambitious local historian is giving it a new lease on life.
[Tattnall County, GA]
This church served as a battle site and hospital during the Civil War.
This old settlement dates back to just after the Revolutionary War.
This historic churchyard offers an idyllic glimpse into the Florida frontier.
[Alachua County, FL]
Sacred to the memory of.
[Union County, FL]
This church was built in the 1830s with bricks made by people enslaved here.
[Adams County, MS]
This church stands for its 203rd year.
[Hancock County, GA]
This South Carolina church, originally constructed in 1757, would be burned in the Revolutionary War. Locals then restored it, only to be destroyed again in the 1860s.