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Autumn Tour of Sylvester Cemetery

By Larry Johnson
Have you ever gone by the cemetery on Braeburn Circle and Clifton Road and wondered how it began, and who’s buried there? You will have an excellent chance to find this out on October 6, at the quarterly tour of Historic Sylvester Cemetery.
The tour will focus on the history of East Atlanta Village and its surrounding community, since the cemetery is the final resting place of men and women who built the original town of East Atlanta. Through the history of the cemetery you will learn about the removal of Native Americans from the land, the first struggling agriculture and industries in the area, and development of the land at the crossroads of Glenwood and Flat Shoals.
The tour will be Saturday October 6, 2012 at 11:00am. Admission is $10 to benefit the continuing maintenance and clean-up of the cemetery. The group will assemble at the intersection of Braeburn Circle and Josephine Avenue, directly across the street from the Abyssinian Orthodox Church. It will be held rain or shine, so if it does rain bring an umbrella and shoes with good traction.
For more information contact Larry Johnson at 404-664-2034 or

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