Major John B. Mitchell Memorial, Cedar Creek Cemetery, Wilcox County

Major John B Mitchell CSA Memorial Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Wilcox County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Having traveled past this memorial all my life, it was one of the first local landmarks I chose to photograph when I began doing the work for Vanishing South Georgia nearly a decade ago. This peaceful cemetery still fascinates me. The main attraction is the marble statue of a Major John B. Mitchell, so well executed that it’s finer than many county Confederate memorials.

Company O, 5th Georgia Infantry (21 September 1847 – 23 October 1913)

Major John B Mitchell CSA Memorial Detail Cedar Creek Baptist Cemetery Wilcox County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The cemetery is the final resting place for many South Georgia pioneers and Confederate veterans.

Historic Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Grave Enclosure Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This early enclosure is well-preserved compared to many, which have collapsed.

Historic Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Wilcox County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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One response to “Major John B. Mitchell Memorial, Cedar Creek Cemetery, Wilcox County

  1. Francoise Hipp Fussell

    Thanks for the wonderful pictures from Wilcox County! We’re planning a trip to south Georgia this summer to Webster County in particular and I think we’ll swing through Wilcox Co. too! Our Roswell grandchildren need to be kept in touch with their family roots which they certainly can’t do in Atlanta!:-)

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