Hancock County (Georgia) Cemeteries

Cemetery details

Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery

Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery photo
From the Hancock County Courthouse, take Hwy 22 southwest for 7.2 miles to Devereux. Turn right (at the backwards fork) onto Main Street. Go 0.2 mile to the dead end and turn left onto Jones Chapel Road. Go 4.9 miles. Turn right on Carr Station Road and go for 8.6 miles. Turn right on Lake Sinclair Drive and go for 3.9 miles. Turn left on Island Creek Drive and go for 2.9 miles. Turn right on Ridge Road and go for exactly 0.7 mile. Walk 150 feet into the woods on the right to the cemetery.

GPS coordinates: 33 10' 56.1" N 83 13' 36.5" W
or in degrees only form: 33.18225° N X 83.22681° W
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GMD: 105
Cemetery Status: Inactive
Predominant race: Black

About 80-100 graves in rows are spread over a large area. Many are only depressions or only have rocks or stones for headstones. Several headstones have fallen onto the ground.

It is believed this cemetery is associated with the Mt. Moriah Baptist church, which was formed in 1875.

Indexer or Contributor: Mona L. and F. Dean Williams

Number of persons found: 11
Annie Palmer
1849 - Nov 15, 1918
Grave 1
Henry Roberson
1885 - Nov 14, 1910

Grave 2
Henry Lewis

- May 4, 1918
Age 44 yrs. At rest
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Grave 3
Alic Hubberd
1907 - Sep 10, 1914

Grave 4
Deloph Buttes
1847 - 1921
Grave 5
Otmus Reas, Jr.
Feb 1907 - Nov 17, 1921
Grave 6
Unmarked Grave

Marked by a rock.
Grave 7
Annie Lee Cumming
Nov 5, 1889 - Jun 3, 1911
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."
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Grave 8
Ethel Hubberd

Slab has fallen sideways into the ground. Handwritten. No dates.
Grave 9
Jack D. E. Bost
Mar 4, 1877 - Oct 15, 1921
Grave 10
Unmarked Graves

Many depressions scattered all through the area in rows.
Grave 11