Williamson Mausoleum at Orphans Cemetery

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Williamson Mausoleum at Orphans Cemetery
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Williamson Mausoleum
Location

Orphans Cemetery Road and Firetower Road, junction of US 23 and US 341,

Eastman, Georgia, USA
Coordinates 32°12′26″N 83°13′00″W / 32.20722°N 83.21667°W / 32.20722; -83.21667Coordinates: 32°12′26″N 83°13′00″W / 32.20722°N 83.21667°W / 32.20722; -83.21667
Built 1912
Built by Cordele Consolidated Marble Co., GA
Governing body Orphans Cemetery Association
NRHP Reference # 97001331[1]
Added to NRHP 7 November 1997

Orphans Cemetery is a cemetery with the area of four acres, paved streets, and running water.

Albert G. Williamson, a Dodge County entrepreneur, donated land for a burial place in Orphans community following the death of a neighbor’s child, George P.A. Barnes, in 1887. The community was named in honor of the six orphaned Williamson brothers who moved here in 1873-74 from North Carolina. The earliest burials were children of the Thomas, Weldy, and Lashley families. Other common names in the original acre are Hardy, Manley, Steele, Stuckey, and Williamson. The statuary above their mausoleum depicts A.G. and Martha Buchan Williamson and their nephew, Jay Gould.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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