Cheely Family Cemetery
From the Hancock County Courthouse go east 0.3 mile to the Hwy 15 and 16 split at the Sparta Baptist Church. Go right on Hwy 15 south and go for 1.9 miles to Shoal Road on the left. Turn left on Shoal Road and go 8.8 miles to a dirt field road on the left. Turn left and follow the dirt field road for 3/4 mile to its end. Walk southeast through the woods for approximately 200+ yards to the cemetery. A guide is recommended.
GPS coordinates: 33 15' 08" N 82 47' 25" W
or in degrees only form: 33.25222° N X 82.79028° WSee location on a Google map in a new window
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Cemetery Status: Inactive
Predominant race: White
This cemetery is surrounded by a stone wall 5 feet high made of granite. It is enormous in comparison to other walled cemeteries in the area: it is approximately 100 feet by 150 feet in size.
Indexer or Contributor: Russell Poss with Billy Merritt as guide
Rebecca T. Cheely Coleman
Jul 3, 1831 - Oct 6, 1865
Julia John Cheely Warthen
May 27, 1842 - Sep 20, 1865
d/o John and Mary Cheely, w/o Thomas Warthen. "God's finger touched her and she slept." Click for more info.