Donations sought to repair historic cemetery

The Newnan Times-Herald – Financial contributions are needed for repairs at a historic Coweta County cemetery damaged by recent storms.

The Johnson Cemetery is located between Weldon Road and Johnson Circle south of Palmetto. The cemetery is parallel to Highway 29 but is often unnoticed by motorists passing by.

 Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1289 “has been caring for the cemetery for many years,” said Sid Brown, a member of the camp.

“The last storm which came through toppled one of the oak trees in the north end,” Brown said. “There are several graves which are in need of repair. Donations are needed.”

There are approximately 20 marked graves in the cemetery. Two sons of John H. and Ann Frances Penn Johnson – William H. Johnson and T.C. Johnson – are interred at the historic burial ground. T.C. Johnson was killed in 1862 in a battle near Richmond, Va., and his brother was killed two years later at the Battle of Olustee in Florida…

Source: Donations sought to repair historic cemetery – The Newnan Times-Herald

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