Location: From the Hancock County Courthouse, go southeast on Hwy 15 for 2.3 miles to Shoal Rd which forks off to the left. Go on Shoal Rd for 1.8 miles to Road 62, which forks off to the right. Follow Road 62 for 0.4 mile to the St. Galilee cemetery and Maggie Reynolds Rd. on the left. Continue straight on Road 62. The path is 0.4 mile past the crossroads of Road 62 and Maggie Reynolds Rd.
The rough path to the cemetery is on the right side of the road, behind a gate bar. Walk past the gate bar and follow the path west for 385 feet to the cemetery.
GPS coordinates: 33 14' 31.7" N 82 54' 32.4" W or in degrees only form: 33.24214° N X 82.909° W See location on a Google map in a new window (NOTE:The map opens in a new window. The cemetery will be at the location indicated by a red marker.)
GMD: 113 Cemetery Status: Inactive Predominant race: Both Black and White
Part of the cemetery is completely surrounded by a stone wall. Other parts are surrounded by fences. Still other parts are in the open.
The graves with tombstones are of the Dickson family. There are also many unmarked graves which may be graves of slaves or other plantation workers.
Graves 1-6 are within a wrought iron fence.
Indexer or Contributor: Kathy Fuller and Susan Harrington
Number of persons found: 16
Jul 4, 1844 - Oct 4, 1923
"A few more toils, A few more tears, And we shall weep no more." On same monument as W. S. Dickson. Draped urn broken off from top and lying beside it. Click for more info.
W. S. [William] Dickson
Sep 25, 1839 - Aug 30, 1913
Birth day of 25 unreadable-taken from Muster Roll record. No service indicated on stone. On same monument as Rebecca Dickson. Draped urn broken off from top and lying beside it. Military Service: Confederate States of America [Wounded Sharpsburg, 9/17/1862. Wounded Gettysburg, 7/2/1863.] All service info per Muster Roll, Co K, 15th Regt GA Inf. Click for more info.
"To him we trust a place is given Among the saints with Christ in heaven." Given name per Mary Ann Willoughby -- only "J. M. Dickson" appears on gravestone. Military Service: Confederate States of America CSA per Mary Ann Willoughby. No indication of service appears on his gravestone.
Margaret A. Dickson
Feb 12, 1815 - Apr 5, 1876
w/o J. M. Dickson. "Having finished life's duty, She now sweetly rests." Gravestone has hand holding cross with index finger pointing to right. Click for more info.
Eliza J. Dickson
Jun 14, 1840 - Feb 11, 1910
"Her faithfulness in every duty will be remembered long after her body has returned to dust." Gravestone has hand holding cross with index finger pointing to the right.
Unmarked Adult Grave
Fieldstone marker on a grave north of the granite wall.
W. S. [William] Dickson
Sep 6, 1819 - Jul 6, 1875
"Life's latest struggle cheerfully he passed, Unwearied still, Unflinching to the last." Is the only headstone within large granite walled area. Given name per family. Military Service: Confederate States of America [Enlisted Pvt 7/15/1861. Surrendered Appomattox 4/9/1865.] All service info per Muster Roll, Co K, 15th Regt Ga Inf. Click for more info.
Possibly as many as 5 more graves within the large granite walled area.
Jun 23, 1861 - Oct 25, 1902
"A light from our household is gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our hearts, that never can be filled." Is outside of large granite walled area. Click for more info.
Two unmarked graves near Julia Laughlin: one is the broken top of a gravestone, the other is marked with fieldstones.
Unmarked Adult Graves
In a fenced area are mounded graves, some marked with brick or fieldstone headstones. Three of the graves are child-sized. Two are adult-sized. Room for 5 more graves.
A few depressions and 3 fieldstones mark more graves in the open areas.
A fenced area of sufficient size for 4 graves.
Greene L. Dickson
1858 - 1937
Grave not found in 2001. James Nathaniel Dickson (grandson) remembers grave as just outside fenced area. Info from Kimbrough listing. Possibly broken marker on grave 11
Unmarked Grave - David W. Dickson
d. after 1937. James Nathaniel Dickson remembers site as being beside Greene L. Dickson's grave. Nathaniel Dickson remembers his funeral.