Budapest Cemetery, Haralson County

Outside of Tallapoosa, Georgia, there are small signs of a once thriving community known as Budapest. Prior to Prohibition in 1882, Hungarian immigrants moved to this part of Georgia at the request of real estate developer to build a wine-making industry. The area thrived until the onset of Prohibition. Outside of the cemetery, there is a home called Key’s Castle that exists and Estavanko Cemetery, one of the founding families.

I was introduced to this cemetery by a friend who tries to visit at least once a year to do basic cleaning. She and her friends will light candles in the memory of those early settlers.

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