Location: Douglas County, Georgia
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See the McLarty Family Cemetery for people buried in this cemetery.
Cemetery name: McLarty Family Cemetery
Address: Douglasville, Douglas, GA
GPS Coordinates: GPS Coordinates: 33.75579,-84.83035
McLarty Family Cemetery (Benson’s Hill) From I‐20, take Exit 30 and go north on Post Road 0.4 mi. Turn left on Mason Creek Road and go 0.1 mi to Bankhead Highway (US78). Cross Bankhead (Mason Creek becomes Mann Road at this point). Go 1.7 mi. on Mann Road and turn right on Cedar Mountain Road. Follow Cedar Mountain 0.5 mi. and turn left on Brittain Road. About 450 feet up Brittain there is an orange and white cemetery sign on the left. The access path belongs to the McLarty Cemetery Association, and visitors are welcome. Follow the path up the hill into the cemetery – path is quite steep and often slippery. Parking is at roadside – be very careful about speeding vehicles on Brittain Road.
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Location and Map
The McLarty Cemetery is in the Dark Corners area of Douglas County, on Brittain Road about 475 feet north of its intersection with Cedar Mountain Road. It is on the left side of the road, a small marker indicates the presence of a path leading up some 460 feet up the hill. GPS coordinates are Latitude: 33.75579, Longitude: -84.83035.
Also known as the McLarty Benson Cemetery. There are approximately 300 graves in this cemetery, the vast majority of them marked with fieldstones only. There is also one area that an experienced archaelogist believes to be a mass grave, which corresponds to stories about a group of children being buried together during an epidemic of some sort. It is in the older black section of the cemetery. The first burials are dated 1842, and the cemetery continued in active use (at least in the African American part) until the 1940s.
There is currently one large marker in the geographic center of the cemetery. The trustees and historical society of Douglas county are working very hard to restore this battered old cemetery, once covered in briars and kudzu. The McLarty family section contains approx. 50-60 graves. There are many field stone markers and an African American section (old and new) toward the back. This cemetery has some of the oldest graves in the county.
Cemetery Status: Inactive The information above came from the Find A Grave Website.