Baldwin County (Georgia) Cemeteries

Cemetery details

William Anderson Burial Ground

All info per Tunnell survey and individuals' memories of the cemetery's location. Cemetery has been destroyed. A new V.A. marker has been placed in the approximate area.

Best directions available [Location not confirmed]: From the Baldwin County Courthouse, go west on Hancock Street for 2 blocks or 0.2 mile (or the one large block containing Georgia College & State Univ.). Turn right on Clarke Street. Go one large block or 0.2 mile. Turn left onto Highway No. 22 west (Montgomery St.). Go west on Highway 22 for approximately 2.4 miles. Turn right at 212 West. Go about 5.3 miles to the water tower on right. Walk into the woods on the left side of the water tower and go 1/4 mile, along the property line, to the approximate area of the cemetery and the new marker.

GPS coordinates: 33 08' 41" N 83 19' 49" W
or in degrees only form: 33.14472° N X 83.33028° W
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GMD: 318
Cemetery Status: Inactive
Predominant race: White

Note that there are easier ways to get to the cemetery, such as through the newer development to its southeast. Access this area via Lowe Rd.

Tunnell said the grave was in back of the W.S. Winn home near the Meriwether Railroad Station (off Meriwether Lane). The cemetery had a VA marker placed by the DAR in the 1930s. Since that time, Sinclair Lake has been dammed. An inlet (Buck Creek) is now between the Wynn home and the cemetery's estimated location. The estimated location would be behind the Wynn home by about 0.8 mile, if a direct line were drawn between the Wynn home and the estimated location. The estimated location would place the cemetery on Anderson's original property, which was Land Lot 117.

In about 2010, a new V.A. marker was placed in the area of what is believed to have been his grave.

William Anderson
Jan 8, 1763 - May 6, 1844
b. Buckingham Co., Va. d. Baldwin Co., Ga. All info per Rev War pension app and Karen Anderson Postell.
Military Service: American Revolution
Served under Capt. Burrell Smith.
Enlisted from Wilkes County, Ga. per
pension application.
Grave 1