West End Cemetery, Quitman

Quitman’s first cemetery, West End was established in 1859. It has the inviting park-like atmosphere typical of Victorian cemeteries and is a nice place to walk around. When I was here, the camellias were in full bloom, providing nice contrast to the Spanish moss hanging from old oaks.

Seventeen unknown Confederate soldiers are buried near the rear of the cemetery.

The grafted camellias are a highlight when they’re in bloom.

 

 

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2 responses to “West End Cemetery, Quitman

  1. I am doing some research on this cemetery using ground-penetrating radar (GPR). We have already found a lot of previously unknown interments. There are also many “unmarked” graves which town citizens have identified where headstones do not show a name to identify them by.

  2. Anna Williams

    Brian,
    Just wanted to let you know I love your photos of the cemeteries and the churches.
    Keep up the good work.
    Sincerely,
    Anna

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