Subject Files : Cemeteries


Folder List for Photographs

Folder    Accession#     Contents                                 

1                                              Bagwell

2                 1984.270            Brockett Oak/Towers Family

3                  1987.58             Chupp

4                                              Chestnut Hill/Chestnut Knob

5                                              Clarkston

6                                             Crowley family

7                                             Dabney Shumate

8                                             Decatur cemetery

9                                             Diamond Mitchell

10                                           Donaldson family

11                                           Double Springs

12                                           Ebenezer

13                                           Eidson

14                                           Fairfield Baptist/Kilgore Rd

15                                            Fellowship Primitive Baptist

16                                            Gresham Weed

17                                            Hardman


Folder    Accession#      Contents                                 

18                                             Henderson family- Rufus, Greenville, other

19                                             Henderson, William G. family cemetery

20                                             Indian Creek

none        1985.220                Lithonia off Bruce Street/Lithonia One

21                                              Livsey Memorial

*                                                 Marvin

22                                              Midway

23                                              Millican family

24                                              New Bethel AME

25                                              New Hope Methodist

26                                             Old Fellowship

27                                              Old Macedonia

28                                              Pauper’s Cemetery

29                                              Peachtree Baptist

30                                              Pickens Lee

31                                               Stone Mountain

32                                              Pounds family

33                                              Prospect

34                                              Prosperity

35          1984.270                   Rehoboth

36                                              Robertson

37                                              Sylvester

None                                        unknown

None       FITS.33                  Veal-Smith family

38                                             Wade

39                                             Wesley Chapel




The cemetery files are comprised of Franklin Garrett’s cemetery records for DeKalb County, Georgia. Mr. Garrett created these records in 1930 and 1931 by visiting cemeteries within a 25 mile radius of Five Points in Atlanta and transcribing the headstones. The original Garrett cemetery records can be found at the Atlanta History Center which is located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.

The DeKalb History Center thanks Mr. Garrett for allowing them to share his cemetery records through this website. Special thanks also go to Shirley Brown of Stone Mountain and Bill King of the Paideia School, both of whom performed many hours of data entry to complete this database. DHC also thanks Mary West, who is fast becoming an authority on the cemeteries of DeKalb.

Georgia Cemetery and Volunteer List


General Files

Georgia Cemetery laws – U.S. Department of the Interior

Cemetery Preservation documents

Publicity regarding GA cemetery laws


Cemetery symposium



Adair family cemetery

Adams, John family cemetery

Adams, Salathiel family cemetery

Akins, Thomas J.

Alford family cemetery

Anderson cemetery (Stone Mountain)

Anderson family cemetery (Lithonia)

Arabia Mountain Heritage area cemeteries report

Arnold family cemetery

Bagwell family cemetery

Bethel Baptist churchyard cemetery

Bishop family cemetery

Boring, Rev. Jesse (see Methodist Children’s Home; 1 grave)

Braden family cemetery

Brockett Oaks

Cedar Grove Cemetery

Chamblee Baptist Church

Chestnut Hill cemetery

Chestnut Knob cemetery

Chupp family cemetery

Clarkston Town cemetery

Clay/Kirkwood cemetery files:

Clay cemetery

land survey


The Clay family & Kirkwood Baptist Church

Clifton Methodist

Clifton Springs

Cochran family cemetery

Crosby-Woodall family cemetery

Crowley family cemetery

Dabney-Shumate family cemetery

Dawn Memorial Park

Dean family cemetery (Gwinnett)

Dean, T.J. family cemetery

Decatur cemetery- Franklin Garrett List (1 of 5)

Decatur cemetery (2 of 5)

Decatur cemetery (3 of 5)

Decatur cemetery (4 of 5)

Decatur cemetery (5 of 5)

Dempsey Perkerson Family cemetery

Diamond-Mitchell family cemetery

Donaldson family cemetery

Double Springs cemetery


Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church

East View

Eidson cemetery

Fairfield Baptist Church

Farmer family cemetery

Fellowship Primitive Baptist

Flat Rock United Methodist Church (see also Robinson family)

George family (Rockdale)

Gholston, Zachariah Family cemetery

Gober family cemetery (Gwinnett)

Goddard family cemetery

Goodwin Harris family cemetery

Goodwin, Solomon Jr. family cemetery

Greer family cemetery

Gresham cemetery

Guess cemetery

Hall family cemetery

Hardman cemetery

Hearn cemetery

Henderson cemetery

Henderson, Greenville family cemetery

Henderson, Rufus family cemetery

Henderson, William G.

Howell cemetery

Hulsey family cemetery

Humphries family cemetery

Indian Creek cemetery (1 of 2)

Indian Creek cemetery (2 of 2)

Johnson family cemetery

Johnson, William family cemetery

Johnson Goldsmith Maddox

Jones Perkins Hawkins

Kelley’s Chapel Methodist Protestant

Kelley family cemetery

Klondike Baptist

Langford Henderson cemetery

Leverett family cemetery

Lithonia town cemetery

Lithonia (African-American) (1 of 2)

Lithonia (African-American) (2 of 2)

Livsey family cemetery

Macedonia Baptist

Mahaffey family cemetery

Marbut family cemetery

Martin, Stephen (Martin family)

Marvin cemetery

Mason Baptist Cemetery (African American)(aka Mt Moriah and IOB Lodge)

Master’s cemetery

Mathews, G.W. family cemetery

Mauldin family cemetery

Midway Baptist

Midway Presbyterian

Miller family cemetery/Ebenezer

Miller Morris family cemetery

Millican family cemetery

Mitchell family cemetery

Mt. Carmel Church of Christ

Mt. Moriah Church cemetery (African-American)(aka Mason and IOB Lodge)

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church cemetery (African-American)

Mt. Zion A.M.E. church

Mountain View Baptist

Mountain View cemetery (now Melwood)

Nancy Creek, including MARTA reports from 1985

Nesbit family cemetery

New Bethel A.M.E.

New Hope Methodist

New Hope

Norris family cemetery

Oak Grove Baptist

Oak Grove Methodist

Oakland cemetery

Old Crossroads cemetery

Old Fellowship

Old Flat Shoals (Morris family)

Old Klondike Baptist

Old Macedonia cemetery (Methodist)

Old Mt. Cavalry Methodist

Old Mt. Pisgah

Old Wesley Chapel

Ousley Chapel Methodist

Panthersville or White cemetery

Pauper’s cemetery (Mountainview)

Phillips cemetery (African American)

Pickens Lee family cemetery (graves were moved to Melwood in 1989)

Pierce Drive, Chamblee

Pleasant Hill Baptist

Poplar Springs Baptist (African American)

Prospect Methodist


Rainey, Bennett cemetery (smallpox cemetery)

Redan Town

Rehobeth Baptist Church

Robertson family cemetery

Robinson family cemetery

Rock Chapel Methodist Slave cemetery

Rock Chapel Methodist Church

Rock Springs Primitive Baptist

Scott family cemetery

Scottdale (African American)

Shaw Family

Singleton cemetery (Gwinnett)

Smith McElroy (also known as Mocasin Gap)

Snead Smith

Sodom cemetery (Gwinnett)

Stamps Cemetery, Decatur

St. Paul’s Baptist (African American)

Steele family cemetery

Stephenson, John family cemetery

Stonecrest (topographical maps)

Stone Mountain

Stowers family cemetery


Thomasville cemetery (African American)

Tidwell family cemetery

Towers family cemetery

Turner family cemetery

Turner Hill Missionary Baptist (African American)

Unknown @ Thurman Road/Old McDonough Road



Wade family (Mary T. Wade) cemetery (Lithonia)

Wade family cemetery (Stone Mountain)

Waldrop family cemetery

Warbington family cemetery

Washington Park/Washington Memorial Gardens  (African American)


Wells family cemetery

Wesley Chapel Methodist

Wheeler, Jacob grave

Winters Chapel Methodist Cemetery (Winters Chapel Rd.)

Wright, Spencer P. Family cemetery (on side of Briarcliff Rd. near Shallowford Rd.)

Wright, William family cemetery, Clifton Springs Road

Zion Baptist Cemetery (between Clarkston and Stone Mountain)