Orphans Cemetery

Orphans Cemetery

Orphans Cemetery Marker

Image Courtesy of David Seibert

Year Erected: 1999

Marker Text: Albert G. Williamson, a Dodge County entrepreneur, donated land for a burial place in Orphans community following the death of a neighbor’s child, George P.A. Barnes, in 1887. The community was named in honor of the six orphaned Williamson brothers who moved here in 1873-74 from North Carolina. The earliest burials were children of the Thomas, Weldy, and Lashley families. Other common names in the original acre are Hardy, Manley, Steele, Stuckey, and Williamson. The statuary above their mausoleum depicts A.G. and Martha Buchan Williamson and their nephew, Jay Gould.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society, Orphans Cemetery Association, and Dodge Historical Society

Tips for Finding This Marker: At the intersection of Firetower Road and Orphans Cemetery Road at Firetower Road