South Attica Cemetery - Attica Township, Lapeer County, Michigan

Date: 12 October 2000

Cemetery: South Attica Cemetery
Street: Hunters Creek Rd
City: Attica Township
County: Lapeer
State: Michigan
Nation: United States
Zip: 48412
Nearby: Just East of Hunters Creek and Lake George Rd intersection
Land Type: Public
Status: Inactive
Accessible: Yes
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: 400
Oldest grave: about 1844
Newest grave: 1991
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Records location: South Attica Burial Association (dissolved ca 1920's) Attica Township (very little) and Holly Ann Jacot book "South Attica Pioneers"
Owner: Attica Township and Bill Winslow, sexton
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Overgrown-ground cover
Overgrown-vines
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
Vandalism
Other Problems: Up until 1995, there were headstones literally carried over the years and stacked behind the shed, apparently to make mowing around fallen headstones easier. These were replaced or put into the shed by myself and a few concerned friends. This past summer (2000) the shed has been torn down and some overgrown shrubs removed. To my dismay these stones, some intact and some just bits and pieces, were strewn across existing graves and more stones were buried and broken in the process. Stones were moved to remove shrubs and this job was not completed. Another headstone is missing (since last "inventory" in 1999). It looks like the township was (emphasis on was) trying to clean up cemetery but did not finish the job. Headstones were removed off bases so new ones could be made, but the mess just sits there and big holes remain. I have this cemetery well documented, with family histories, maps of the cemetery and photographs.
Previous contacts: Attica Township, Lapeer County Press, Lansing, Attica Historical Society, Lapeer County Genealogical Society
Work Status: Work underway - Minor improvements made
Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Holly Ann Jacot