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High Point Cemetery-Cumberland Island, Georgia

Camden County

High Point Cemetery is located on the north end of Cumberland Island. Despite it being started in 1825, it serves as a mixed race cemetery where important early families are buried.

Based on other photos, this cemetery is cleaned but on an inconsistent basis.

First African Baptist Church-Cumberland Island, Georgia

Cumberland Island, Camden County, Georgia

It’s most known for being the wedding location of John F. Kennedy Jr and Carolyn Bessette. This one-room church was established in 1893 in the area known as The Settlement, where many men and women born into slavery made their home after the Civil War.

This building was rebuilt in the 1930s and sits on the island’s north end.

Baxley Cemetery-Baxley, Georgia

This is a small town cemetery for Baxley, Georgia. Based on the ancestry records and location of the burials, this cemetery started out as segregated. The African American side had many plants that you see in the photos throughout the section. I don’t know enough about plants to know what they are or what they mean, but they do remind me of a stronger spider plant.