Designed by J. W. Golucke, Georgia’s leading courthouse architect, this Second Empire-influenced structure originally featured a clock tower. It remains one of the more unique courthouses in the state.
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Established in 1937 to provide a Christian burial for prisoners with no family, the cemetery is a part of the massive Rogers State Prison complex near Reidsville. It is a stark reminder of the realities of crime and isolation these men brought upon their lives, and the fact that the crosses are numbered with no names is striking. For many years, Reidsville was known as the home of Georgia’s electric chair, so I suspect some of these interments are of men who were executed for heinous crimes. There are nearly 700 graves located here.
The marker seen below was placed by inmates in 1972.