Monday, June 14, 2010

Research Trip - Rocky Mount Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia

According to Family, Church and Community Cemeteries of Troup County, Georgia [1], my 3rd great-grandfather, Lewis H. Bennett is buried in Rocky Mount Cemetery and has a 4 ½ ft. Italian Marble upright marker inscribed with: "Sacred to the memory of Lewis H. Bennett, who departed this life Nov 6, 1851, in the 49th year of his age. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Antioch." Their directions to the cemetery are "behind the Rock Store at the corner of McCosh Road and Old State Line Road, up a high hill, rough." Keep in mind it was "rough" over 20 years ago. Today it's completely inaccessible.

This is what's left of the Rock Store.

This is what the area around the store looks like.

It's unlikely anyone is ever going to see the Rocky Mount Cemetery again, at least I'm pretty sure I'm never going to see it, so I'm grateful to the people who transcribed it years ago when it could still be found.

[1] Dorothy McClendon, Lillie Lambert and Danny Knight, Family, Church and Community Cemeteries of Troup County, Georgia (LaGrange, Georgia: McClendon, Lambert and Knight, 1990)

Series of posts about a research trip to Alabama and Georgia, June 9-12, 2010:

Research Trip - Rocky Mount Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia


  1. Like you, I have walked around a couple of inaccessible cemeteries. We actually have one in Morgantown that was and now there is no way we can get in. I'm glad I made it in twice before a better fence was put in place. Nice research work on your part.

  2. do you still have access to that book> I have been trying to find out where my 4th great grandfather was buried in troup county. His name was Samuel Frankin Hamblett.

    1. Sorry, I don't have access to the book but it's available in a number of libraries. Try searching for the title in World Cat for the closest location to you.