Pest House Cemetery

 
Photographed by:     3/2007
 

Directions: From I-75, take Highway 20 East 1/10th mile to Highway 20 Spur. Follow it to Bartow Beach Road. Travel on Bartow Beach Road 1.3 miles until you come to a gravel road to your left with a chain across it. (At this time, there is a signpost with a blue symbol on it at the road.) There is room to park without blocking the road.

Walk down the road less than half a mile. (You will have to cross over another closed gate.) At the foot of the hill, the road makes a horseshoe turn. After you round the corner, you will see the cemetery in the woods to your left. It is before the house that sits at the end of the road. All but one grave are marked by fieldstones.

 
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Note:  Small Pox patients were transported to the Pest House during the epidemic which occurred abt. 1850-1860.  Most did not survive and were buried in the Pest Cemetery near the Pest House.  Only one grave has been identified, that of Mrs. Anne Stroupe Ash who is buried in a vault made of native stone.  
 
Photos:      cemetery        cemetery       sign        road        gate      cemetery        cemetery       cemetery
 
Name Birth Death Inscription / Comments
Ash, Maring An Stroup Aug 15, 1829 Jul 7, 1863 w/o Jesse R. Ash; d/o Jacob Stroup; In Memory of Samuel P. & Jewel Ash 1979 [It appears that the stone was placed here after 1979.]   image      image
Knight, Joshua abt 1794 1849 Unmarked grave

If you have information on unmarked graves, please contact so they can be added to the burial list. 
Be sure to reference name of cemetery.
To have a tombstone repaired, or to purchase new one:  Frank Perkins at Cartersville Monument at (770) 386-6777
The VA will provide (or replace broken) headstones/marker/tombstones for soldiers.  Check out their website at:
  Veterans Benefits & Services
Small granite markers can be purchased by calling ... 770-366-2603. Markers are reasonably priced
The information regarding tombstones is provided solely as a convenience for our researchers... Arlene

 

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