Hancock County (Georgia) Cemeteries

Cemetery details

Johnston Family Cemetery

Johnston Family Cemetery photo
Johnston Family Cemetery photo
From the Hancock County Courthouse, go on Hwy 22 east for 12.5 miles to Powelton. Turn left onto McGhee Rd (the first dirt road to the left). Go 1.5 mile to the fork (after 1.5 mile) and turn right. Go another 2.5 miles to the McGhee Home, which is on the left. Across the road from the house is a logging road that goes to a hunting club. Go down the logging road for 0.3 mile keeping to the left when it forks. The cemetery will be on the left about 50 feet off the side of the logging road.

GPS coordinates: 33 26' 40.4" N 82 56' 01.2" W
or in degrees only form: 33.44456° N X 82.93367° W
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GMD: 107
Cemetery Status: Inactive
Predominant race: White

This cemetery is technically located in Taliaferro County, as Johnson/McGhee Road is the border between Hancock and Taliaferro County along this 3-mile stretch. We include the cemetery here because, prior to 1830, this area was part of Hancock County and also because of the potential of the cemetery becoming a "lost" cemetery.

Indexer or Contributor: Jack and LaRue Johnson

Number of persons found: 8
William Johnston
1758 - Dec 25, 1802
f/o M. Johnston. "In Memory of".
Grave 1
Rebecca Davenport Johnston
1762 - Sep 4, 1843
m/o M. Johnston. "In Memory of".
Grave 2
Eliza Callaway
Jul 22, 1836 - Apr 12, 1845

Grave 3
Kathy S. Johnston
Feb 4, 1780 - Sep 21, 1842
d. in Hope. "In Memory of". w/o M. Johnston. m/o Albon, Amanda, and William.
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Grave 4
Albon D. Johnston
Jul 14, 1809 - Sep 30, 1829
c/o M. and Kathy S. Johnston.
Grave 5
Amanda M. F. Johnston
Jun 9, 1812 - Dec 19, 1814
d/o M. and Kathy S. Johnston.
Grave 6
William H. Johnston
Jan 31, 1816 - Aug 10, 1817
s/o M. and Kathy S. Johnston.
Grave 7
Unmarked Graves

Possibly other graves.
Grave 8