County Financed Grave Marker,2013


This file appears in: Ghost Town of Elberton
County Financed Grave Marker,2013

There are a few of these odd little markers in the Elberton cemetery. These cheap metal placards mark the graves of former residents of the County Poor House which was once located in Elberton for a short time. Those without any land or money that arrived in Elberton were quickly placed in the "Poor House",which fed and housed these souls until they were able to get back on their feet. In many cases,these people died and the county would foot the bill for the cheapest grave marker they could find,and sometimes that did not even happen.

Image by author,2013.


This file appears in: Ghost Town of Elberton