Edward’s Cemetery
Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia

Date Reported: January 4, 2004

Cemetery: Edward's Cemetary
Sign: Yes
Street: located in The Legend's subdivision
City: Cumming
Township:
County: Forsyth
State: Georgia
Nation: USA
Zip: 30040
lat_ns: N
long_ew: W
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: Ga. 400 north to 369. Turn Left. Turn left onto Wallis
Tatum Road, At dead end turn right. Legend's subdivision is on the right.
First road to left. Approx. 1/2 mile on right.
Type: Road-public
Location: Surburban
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: Four graves had stones piled on the length of each grave.
Sometime since 1999, stones have been moved to appear that there is a
single grave. One identifying headstone marks site. Wooded fence.
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: Fence
Gate: None
Established: around 1860
Gravestones: Andrew J. Edwards(marked), his parents Andrew Jr. and Lane
and one slave grave
Oldest: around 1860
Newest: all died around the 1860 time period
Removed: Yes
Relocated: No
Repairs: Yes
Methods: Other
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Availability: Forsyth County Historical Society, Inc.
Landscaping: Yes
Paths: No
Trees: No
Crypts: No
Fencing: Yes
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: No
Granite: No
Marble: Yes
Native: Yes
Slate: No
Others: No
Wood: No
Materials: No
Architectural: No
Angels: No
Draperies: No
Fraternal: No
Hands: No
Lambs: No
Monograms: No
Plants: No
Photos: No
Religious: No
Scrollwork: No
Urns: No
Carvings: No
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Unsure
Broken: No
Toppled: No
Disintegrating: No
Buried: Unsure
Weather: No
Pollution: No
Vandalized: Yes
Report: No
VA5: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth: None
Drainage: Good
Problem1: Encroachment
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Residential
Change: Smaller
Reason: Housing
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology: No
Habitat: Yes
Contacted: Forsyth County Sheriff/Forsyth County Planning and Zoning/
Family Members
Name: Martha McConnell
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Date: 1/4/04

Surnames:

Edwards

Other Information:

Update January 5, 2004

These graves are located in what is now a subdivision. Sometime after 1999 someone took all the field stones off the graves and made a enclosure around what now appears to be one grave. (There were originally four.) Recently the lot was sold. The builder has staked off the area for the house and the strings came right across the top of the grave. One of the neighbors came to my house on Mon. 12/29/03 to tell me that there was a bulldozer working on the property. I called 911 and we got a stop work order. We have a lawyer working with the Historical Society trying to help us with this. The owner has also hired a lawyer and we understand that they have gotten permission from a relative to move the "grave". We are going to have a meeting with the county commissioners to try to stop any work done in the grave area. We have been contacting relatives and getting letter opposing the move.

Support:

Forsyth County Historical Society
Martha McConnell/Cemetery Committee
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