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Basket Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Douglas County

The Basket Creek Baptist Church Cemetery was established in 1880 with its first burial. Unlike other cemeteries, there is no vegetation. The cemetery is swept and the plot mounds are rebuilt. This practice is tied to West African burial practices. It’s the only known cemetery in Georgia that utilizes this practice. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sheffield UMC Cemetery, Glynn County

Down a sandy road, there is the Sheffield UMC Cemetery which has several vernacular headstones made with tile. Outside of marbles, this is one of the most used materials I see in homemade headstones and ledgers. There was a church next to the cemetery, but it burned many years ago.