Old Piney Woods Cemetery
Rico, Fulton County, Georgia

Cemetery: Old Piney Woods Cemetery

Other:

Sign: No

Street: Kite Road

City: Rico

Township:

County: Fulton

State: Georgia

Nation: USA

Zip:

Status: Abandoned

Size: Medium

Directions: Kite Road is located beside the only store in Rico Georgia

Type: Road-public

Location: Rural

Terrain: Level

Watersource: No

Features: Large numbers of trees and undergrowth

Property: Private

Access: Open

Enclosure: None

Gate: None

Established:

Gravestones: 13 to 15 marked and 20 Unknown

Oldest: 1857 - possibly earlier

Newest: 1894

Removed: Yes

Relocated: No

Repairs: Yes

Methods: Other

Restoration: Yes

Association: No

Records: Yes

Inventory: Yes

Availability: Unknown - Internet Only

Landscaping: No

Paths: Yes

Trees: Yes2

Crypts: Yes

Fencing: No

Brickwork: Yes

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: Yes

Granite: Yes

Marble: Yes

Native: Yes

Slate: Yes

Others: Yes

Wood: No

Materials: Yes

Architectural: No

Angels: No

Draperies: No

Fraternal: Yes

Hands: No

Lambs: No

Monograms: No

Plants: No

Photos: No

Religious: No

Scrollwork: No

Urns: No

Carvings: No

Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained

Unmarked: Yes

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Yes

Weather: Yes

Pollution: No

Vandalized: Yes

Report: No

VA: Gravestones-Overturned

VA: Gravestones-Broken

VA: Graves-Desecrated

Overgrowth: Gravestones-Damaging

Groundcover: Yes

Moss:

Vines: Yes

Drainage: Good

Problem: Apathy

Owner: Cemetery

Use: Agricultural

Bordering: Woods

Change: Unknown

Reason: Roads

Visited: Rarely

Archeology: No

Habitat: Yes

Contacted: Old Campbell Historical Society

Surnames:

Barefield, Barker, Ball, Ballard, Buran, Buren, Burass, Garrett, Smith, Yates

Other_Information:

Update : Since the posting on June 8, 2002 the Old Campbell County Historical Society and dedicated individuals from the Rico area have begun the process of restoring the cemetery. Thanks to SavingGraves.com and these dedicated individuals; what was once an overgrown and neglected weedpatch is rapidly becoming a beautiful, "old time" cemetery. Hopefully this renewed interest in the cemetery will protect it for many years to come.

 

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name: Charles Burson

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Date: 08 June, 2002