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Slave Lot (Inside Old Marietta Cemetery ~ Marietta GA

Across from the Confederate Cemetery, within the aged old trees and pathways of the Old Marietta Cemetery,you will find the Slave Lot.

The historical marker reads:

Slave Lot Merietta GA SLAVE LOT

The only slave burial ground in any major white Georgia cemetery. Here 19 Christian slaves and freed persons of Marietta Christians were buried in unmarked graves ca. 1848-1866. Only four have been positively named, servants of Mrs. Eliza G. Robarts: Clarissa, Hannah, Nancy & Peggy. They lived adjacent to the north side of the First Presbyterian Church. 

The unnumbered and undated marker has the seal of the city of Marietta at the top.
Rather uneven choppy ground greets your glance into the Slave Lot. Head stones perched at odd angles peer forth from the ground. It does not have the even manicured look of the rest of the cemetery.

Yet, historically speaking, it was an extraordinary thing to bury 19 Christian slaves and freed persons in a Georgia cemetery before, during and after the Civil War. Extraordinary because of the Christian values that it espoused, literally bringing Galations 3:28 to life,"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus."

You cannot find the depth of written information as you look at the unmarked graves, but their inclusion in the cemetery speaks volumes. Their juxtaposition to the neat and orderly graves in the rest of the cemetery speak of a time long past. 

LivingHistorySites.com encourages you to not miss the only Slave Lot in Georgia, at the Old Marietta Cemetery....it changes you.Slave Lot  (Inside Old Marietta Cemetery ~ Marietta GA

Marietta Confederate Cemetery

381 Powder Springs Street

Marietta, GA