26 February 2008

Destruction at GUNN Family Cemetery

The GUNN Family cemetery is located on Highway 41 in Centerville, Houston County, Georgia. The land around it has been stripped and the little family cemetery is in ruins. It is horrible to see. To make matters worse (in my opinion) those interred are relatives of Daniel Gunn, a Revolutionary War soldier given the land by grant for his service. This was one of the early settlers of the area. He operated a general store on the same road. Time deteriorates history enough, this total disregard for it speeds up the process tremendously.

I emailed the city administrator about the future of this cemetery. I have yet to receive a response.

There is a cross-road behind the cemetery named Gunn Road. We'll name a road after you, but to hell with the graves of your family. Wow.

I have put up a page of grave marker transcriptions (the ones I could read and piece together) and photos here: Gunn Cemetery. Below is a short video clip of the cemetery.

Vital Check


Shani said...

This is absolutely disgraceful, has there been any attempt on the city's part at justification of this? Do we know what the construction around it is going to be?

S. Lincecum said...

I contacted the city a few days ago with those same questions via email. I have yet to receive a response.

Shannon said...

I hope you hear back from them...will you post about it if you do?

S. Lincecum said...

I certainly will. I haven't heard anything as of yet.

Greg Rowell said...

I stopped and took pictures of the gunn road gravesite myself. I think it is such a disgrace how they just left the graves there in ruins above all of the cleared out land around them. As I was taking the pictures I was approached by two guys in a truck. I just walked away. I went by there again the next day and I noticed that they had put up an orange fence and there was a sign up. I did not see what the sign said. Is progress worth it?

joanne Gunn Crane said...

I think this is awful,How could they do it?This was a big cemetery. My ancestors are buried there .One was a lawyer who lost a leg in the civil war and came home to become a lawyer in macon ga.

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