I'll be conducting a tour of Sylvester Cemetery next Saturday, October 14th at 10 am. The cost of the tour is $10.00, and the money will go to the ongoing work of cleaning and maintaining the cemetery.
The theme of the tour this month will be "Women of Sylvester Cemetery". I'll be focusing on a number women who are buried at the cemetery.
I've written quite a bit about the cemetery, but for those of you not familiar with it, it's on the eastern edge of the East Atlanta neighborhood, near the corner of Clifton Road and Braeburn Circle . Among the notable people buried there are early country musician "Fiddlin John" Carson, Jake Hall, who was the colorful former Dekalb County sheriff (who never learned to drive, and whose jail was in the basement of his house - if he needed to be driven he'd have one of the prisoners chauffeur him), and "Spanish Jim" Brown, the founder of East Atlanta.
More information about the cemetery, including directions to the cemetery and instructions on how to donate money and time to this enormous project can be found at the web page of the Sylvester Cemetery Foundation (click here to visit the web site)