Springer Cemetery

 Off Hwy. 5, Carroll Co., GA.
Cemetery is on Georgia Kraft land.  Partially cleared by the Sons of Confederate Veterans,
Villa Rica chapter.

By Jane Frazer, Atlanta # 18, UDC 

Directions: from I-285 West, take I- 20 to Douglasville. Exit 34, Ga. Hwy. 5 South to Whitesburg, Carroll Co., GA. About 25 miles. 4 miles from the Whitesburg roundabout, gate on right side of Hwy. 5. Temple Inland land. Cemetery is located about 100 yards inside the gate. There is a mowed area off the road to the left. The graves are in the woods, partially obscured by underbrush.

Confederate soldiers
The Confederate graves have been officially marked with headstones.
springer tombstone
Pvt. Richard H. Springer 
Co. F, 2nd GA Cav. CSA
Aug. 27, 1838    Mar. 4, 1920
Pvt. Robert H. Springer
Co. K, Phillip’s Legion, GA Vol. Inf. CSA
Apr. 12, 1830    Aug. 14, 1887
holloway
Pvt. S. J. Holloway
Also a Mason
Co. F, 55th. GA Inf.  CSA
Jan. 31, 1842    Feb. 13, 1899
 
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orear tombstone     orear masonic
Pvt. William H. O’Rear
  Also a Mason
  Co. G, 63rd. GA Vol. Inf.  CSA
 Jan. 25, 1802    Mar. 9, 1888
“Resting till the Resurrection morn”
   
Other graves
Many unmarked graves with small stones painted white scattered in the area. Other illegible and broken headstones in the area.
Mary E. (O’Rear) Holloway
wife of S.J. Holloway
b. Jan. 21, 1840   d. Sept. 9, 1900
Esther Springer
Apr. 20, 1838  to  Sept. 5, 1921  
    Carrie Springer
Jan. 5, 1848  to  Feb. 16, 1871
Walter S. Hollaway
June 26, 1875  to  July 3, 1876   
 Two children’s graves side by side 
“Suffer little children to come unto me”
Dovie May Hollaway
May 27, 1881  to Oct. 15, 1882 
3 children of D.W. and Naomi Hollaway
Jessie, Flaucy, one marker illegible
Naomi Hollaway 
Six cairns, very old.
One marked Eliza B. Napier. The rest are illegible.
     
 

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