Hancock County (Georgia) Cemeteries

Cemetery details

Cheely Family Cemetery

Cheely Family Cemetery photo
Cheely Family Cemetery photo
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° W
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GMD: 114
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

Number of persons found: 3
Rebecca T. Cheely Coleman
Jul 3, 1831 - Oct 6, 1865
w/o W. L. Coleman, Sr. "Having finished life's duty she now sweetly rests."
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Grave 1
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."
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Grave 2
Unmarked Graves

At least 20-25 graves. There also may be some graves outside the wall.
Grave 3