The evolution and significance of historic rural and small town burial grounds in Morgan County, Georgia and preservation strategies to ensure their survival
Riley, Joshua Jack
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Morgan County, Georgia's rural and small town burial grounds are highly significant cultural resources. As such, they serve as physical expressions from the past and as historic documents, revealing important information about people who might otherwise be forgotten. Additionally, and more importantly, they embody the kinship, emotion, and spirituality of the people who created them. Despite their value, these resources face a number of threats both natural and human induced. This thesis discusses the evolution and significance of resources of this type within the county that were in their climax of use between the early 1800s and the late 1960s. Furthermore, it identifies the threats that they face today and discusses preservation strategies to ensure their survival.