Van Wert Cemetery
Van Wert, Polk County

Cemetery: Van Wert Cemetery
Other:
Sign: No
Street: Church Street
City: Van Wert
Township:
County: Polk
State: Georgia
Nation: USA
Zip: 30153
lat_ns: N
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lat_mmss:
long_ew: W
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long_mmss:
Status: Inactive
Size: Large
Directions: From Rockmart take Hwy 278 East (Piedmont St) go to the
third street and turn right on Sycomore Street, then right on the first
street to right. You will see the church and cemetery at the end of the
street.
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: No
Features: Trees, but it is so overgrown it is hard to tell about other
natural features.
Property: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: about 1838
Gravestones: 150 plus
Oldest: 1841
Newest: 1977
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: Unsure
Repairs: Yes
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: No
Association: Yes
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability: Polk County Cemetery Book two vol set by Jane & Ralph Ayers
Published in 1980s Available in Cedartown Library. No copies for sale
Landscaping: Unsure
Paths: Unsure
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: Unsure
Fencing: Yes
Brickwork: Yes
Ironwork: Yes
Sculpture: Unsure
Fountains: Unsure
Roads: Unsure
Buildings: Unsure
Cement: Yes
Granite: Unsure
Marble: Unsure
Native: Unsure
Slate: Yes
Others: Unsure
Wood: Unsure
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Unsure
Angels: Unsure
Draperies: Unsure
Fraternal: Unsure
Hands: Unsure
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Unsure
Plants: Unsure
Photos: Unsure
Religious: Unsure
Scrollwork: Unsure
Urns: Unsure
Carvings: Unsure
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: Unknown
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover: Yes
Moss: Yes
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Problem-Seasonal
Problem1:
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Residential
Change: Unknown
Reason: Housing
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Unknown
Contacted: Polk County Historical Society, Mrs. Peggy Willoughby, Polk
County Government.
Name: Doris Robbins
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Date: 2 August 2003

Images:

Overview Right– This cemetery stretches about ¼ mile back and heads up the hill in the far ground which contains the remains of a Native American Burial ground. Due to the over growth on this cemetery, clean up has taken a good bit of time but what you see has been done by one man, Michael Robbins.

Overview Left- Mr. Robbins is standing next to a headstone that was previously repaired by a local monument company. However, the stone fell with in 2 days and the company has yet to return to repair the stone and the damage caused by the stone being improperly repaired.


Surnames:

Allen, Anderson, Barber, Brock, Brown, Brumbelow, Burell, Campbell, Clark,
Davies, Davis, DeuPree, Dooley, Draffin, Dunn, Farmer, Flannegan, Green,
Gresham, Griffiths, Griffith, Heaton, Heslip, Hitchcock, Hobbs, Hollaman,
Holland, Hubbard, Hughes, Hulsey, Jeffery, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones,
Kingsbery, Lankford, Lee, LeGrand, Lowry, Long, Mason, Massey, McCormick,
McDonald, McWhorter, Mize, Morgan, Moates, Nettles, Parson, Papton, Randall,
Roberts, Robinson, Rogers, Satterfield, Sorrells, Strange, Strickland,
Taylor, Thompson, Tolbert, Williams, Ware, Wilson, Wright, York, Young.

Other_Information:

This cemetery is on the Georgia Registry of Historic Places. Euharlee Valley
Historical Society has the deed to property. They were working to preserve
the church and cemetery, but for some reason are no longer working on the
project. Mrs. Peggy Willoughby is the President, but has changed her phone
number. Most of the burials were of Welsh descent and most were born before
1900, many in the 1700s.

Support:

Mrs. Peggy Willoughby 202 Blue Hole Road Rockmart, GA 30153 Polk County – No response.
Board of Commissioners 144 West Ave Cedartown, GA 30125 770-749-2100 Polk
County Historical Society 201 N College Street Cedartown, GA 30125
770-749-0073

Submitted by:
Name: Doris Robbins- Polk County Coordinator
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