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Mayor Francis Sweat Monument, Coffee County

Mayor Frank Sweat (1866-1910) was the mayor of Douglas, Georgia when he was killed when the car he was traveling in crossed in front of an oncoming train. This memorial is in the Douglas City Cemetery.

The monument utilizes traditional Victorian symbolism. An angel holding an open book and pen is known as the “Recording Angel.”

Eddie Parker Marker, Coffee County

While not a fully handmade marker, I classify this as a vernacular marker for Eddie Parker (1976-2002) because whoever made this was using readily available materials to create it. This is located in the Douglas City Cemetery, Coffee County, Georgia.