Baldwin County (Georgia) Cemeteries

Cemetery details

Georgia State Penitentiary at Milledgeville

Also called the "Old State Prison"

Location:
From the Baldwin County Courthouse, go west on Hancock Street for 2 blocks or 0.2 mile (or the one large block containing Georgia College & State Univ.). Turn right on Clarke Street. Go one large block or 0.2 mile. Turn left onto Highway 22 west (Montgomery St.). Go 2.4 miles. Turn right on Highway 212. Go 0.9 mile. Turn left on Meeks (a dirt road). Go 0.4 mile in a straight line to where a residence is on the left and the road appears to end. Take the woods road straight ahead for 0.1 mile. A field road to your right for 100 feet leads to the cemetery. The cemetery will be on your right and left and in front of you under the power line easement and is on the top of a ridge. Markers are flat metal plates that are the size of license plates and have grave numbers on them.

GPS coordinates: 33 06' 14.7" N 83 17' 08.3" W
or in degrees only form: 33.10408° N X 83.28564° W
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GMD: 318
Cemetery Status: Inactive
Predominant race: Both Black and White
Historical Background From 1817 to 1874, the State Penitentiary was located in Milledgeville on the grounds of what is now Georgia College & State University. Some of the prison inmates were buried in Milledgeville's Memory Hill Cemetery (known at that time as the City Cemetery). Starting in the early 1870's, Georgia's prisoners were leased out to contractors and the prison in Milledgeville was closed. This leasing system continued until 1912. In 1911, the prison farm that was located on Highway 22 West of Milledgeville opened. The men's' building, which housed up to 600 inmates, was still standing just west of Walter B. Williams Park in 1999. The women's building had been on the south side of Highway 22. It was torn down in the 1940's. The Old State Prison, as it came to be called, operated from 1911 until 1937. Included among the inmates was the famous stagecoach and train robber, Bill Miner, who died in the prison in 1913 and was buried in Memory Hill Cemetery, and Leo Frank, who was abducted from the prison in 1915 and later lynched near Marietta after being wrongly convicted of murdering a fourteen-year-old girl. Georgia's first electric chair was in the Old State Prison on Highway 22. It was built in 1924 by George Edward Barnes of Milledgeville. The first execution in the chair occurred on September 13, 1924, and was 22-year-old Howard Hinton of DeKalb County, whose burial place is unknown. One of the youngest persons executed in Georgia, 16-year-old Eddie Marsh, was put to death February 9, 1932, for the murder of a Dougherty County pecan grower and is buried in an unmarked grave in this cemetery. By the time the prison closed in 1937, after being moved to Reidsville, 162 convicts had been executed in the chair. The electric chair is now on display at the Reidsville facility. There are no markers with names in this cemetery. Those graves that are marked have only numbers on metal license plates.
Will Sanders

- Jan 5, 1923

Grave 1
Unmarked Infant Baby Cross

- May 3, 1924

Grave 2
Cleo Davis

- Sep 15, 1924

Grave 3
Lee Ward

- Oct 7, 1924

Grave 4
Rosa Lee Jackson

- Jan 17, 1926

Grave 5
Annie Mae Jefferson

- Feb 8, 1926
The death certificate does not say that she was buried in the work camp cemetery
Grave 6
Carrie Porter

- Sep 19, 1926

Grave 7
Juaita Porter

- Sep 17, 1926

Grave 8
Fannie Selph

- Jun 13, 1926

Grave 9
Unmarked Infant Bessie Crarrth

- Dec 30, 1926

Grave 10
Carrie Moore

- Jun 22, 1927

Grave 11
Minnie Nichols

- Feb 27, 1927

Grave 12
Beatrice West

- May 22, 1927

Grave 13
Unmarked Infant John Ernest Barus

- Nov 22, 1928

Grave 14
Unmarked Infant Baby Corpal

- Jan 18, 1928

Grave 15
D. D. Duncan

- Jul 22, 1928

Grave 16
Sam Gower

- Jul 13, 1928

Grave 17
Harold Hammond

- Jul 6, 1928

Grave 18
Rembert Jouen

- Jun 22, 1928

Grave 19
Mable Lewis

- Dec 28, 1928

Grave 20
Medie McCloud

- Jul 6, 1928

Grave 21
John P. Purser

- Sep 30, 1928

Grave 22
Charlie Roberson

- Oct 10, 1928

Grave 23
Willie Scruggs

- Oct 13, 1928

Grave 24
Grant S. Searles

- Oct 23, 1928

Grave 25
Freddie Taylor

- Jul 13, 1928

Grave 26
John Wartts

- Sep 6, 1928

Grave 27
Plummer Barnett

- Oct 16, 1929

Grave 28
Abbert Battle

- Aug 1, 1929

Grave 29
Berr Brown

- Apr 27, 1929

Grave 30
Willie Bryant

- Oct 4, 1929

Grave 31
Ed Capers

- Jan 18, 1929

Grave 32
Will Chives

- Oct 21, 1929

Grave 33
John Clark

- Mar 20, 1929

Grave 34
J. G. Dampier

- Feb 15, 1929

Grave 35
Willie C. George

- Jan 18, 1929

Grave 36
Wille Gillom

- Jan 18, 1929

Grave 37
Griff Grinstead

- Feb 22, 1929

Grave 38
Joe Monroe Mouroe

- Jan 30, 1929

Grave 39
Malcolm Morrow

- Sep 11, 1929

Grave 40
Marshall Reddrick Redding

- Jan 18, 1929

Grave 41
Beu Redwine

- Jan 6, 1929

Grave 42
Katie Roberson

- Oct 3, 1929

Grave 43
Benjamin Sims

- Aug 6, 1929

Grave 44
Homer Simpson

- Sep 11, 1929

Grave 45
Turner Simpson

- Nov 15, 1929

Grave 46
William Spell

- Sep 5, 1929

Grave 47
Daniel Stevens

- Jan 6, 1929

Grave 48
Edgar Woodard

- Nov 4, 1929

Grave 49
Elijah Young

- Sep 28, 1929

Grave 50
Agnes Burd

- Dec 23, 1930

Grave 51
Jessie Colson

- Oct 23, 1930

Grave 52
Harry M. Duran

- May 25, 1930

Grave 53
Emory Drison

- Jun 27, 1930

Grave 54
T. L. Edenfield

- Jun 20, 1930

Grave 55
John Ellen

- Jan 27, 1930

Grave 56
James Gamble

- Aug 17, 1930

Grave 57
Joe Henry Harris

- Jan 8, 1930

Grave 58
Charlie Hanter

- Jun 26, 1930

Grave 59
James Jackson

- Jul 23, 1930

Grave 60
John Johnson

- Jul 24, 1930

Grave 61
Frank Maddox

- Oct 17, 1930

Grave 62
Willie Maddox

- Oct 25, 1930

Grave 63
Warren Moon

- Jul 14, 1930

Grave 64
Toll Morris

- Aug 17, 1930

Grave 65
Dollie Pursell

- Jul 14, 1930

Grave 66
Thomas H. Sims

- Dec 9, 1930

Grave 67
Clarke Warren

- May 11, 1930

Grave 68
Ira Bailey

- Oct 25, 1931

Grave 69
Howard Baird

- Dec 23, 1931

Grave 70
William Battle

- Jan 15, 1931

Grave 71
William Biggers

- Jan 16, 1931

Grave 72
Bee Blocker

- May 4, 1931

Grave 73
Grady Briglet

- Dec 21, 1931

Grave 74
Julian Brown

- Aug 11, 1931

Grave 75
Herbert Burden

- Jul 20, 1931

Grave 76
Emma Candy

- Jul 4, 1931

Grave 77
Fred Griffin

- Apr 29, 1931

Grave 78
Robert Lee Chrisholm

- Oct 16, 1931

Grave 79
Raymond M. Cobb

- Aug 1, 1931

Grave 80
Willie Green

- May 18, 1931

Grave 81
G. E. Davis

- Mar 30, 1931

Grave 82
Richard Davis

- Mar 30, 1931

Grave 83
Eugene Dudley

- Jul 17, 1931

Grave 84
Dock Edwards

- May 3, 1931

Grave 85
English Gaskins

- Dec 21, 1931

Grave 86
Furnaer Gibbs

- May 21, 1931

Grave 87
Caleb Godley, Jr.

- Aug 12, 1931

Grave 88
Ed Hall

- Mar 27, 1931

Grave 89
Henry Hartfield

- Sep 26, 1931

Grave 90
Willie Higgins

- Sep 11, 1931

Grave 91
John Howard

- Mar 6, 1931

Grave 92
Edgar Jenkins

- Jan 16, 1931

Grave 93
Calloway Johnson

- Aug 23, 1931

Grave 94
Sanire Jones

- Mar 12, 1931

Grave 95
James Kitchens

- Jul 7, 1931

Grave 96
George Mack

- Sep 21, 1931

Grave 97
Berryman Massee

- Jul 5, 1931

Grave 98
Hattie McGee

- May 17, 1931

Grave 99
William Newman

- Mar 11, 1931

Grave 100
William Seaey

- Oct 3, 1931

Grave 101
Jamie Smith

- Oct 17, 1931

Grave 102
William Suggs

- Feb 28, 1931

Grave 103
Frank Sington

- Jul 7, 1931

Grave 104
Clayton Worthame

- Apr 25, 1931

Grave 105
Ruby Arnold

- Aug 13, 1932

Grave 106
Elizah Ashburn

- Oct 14, 1932

Grave 107
Charlie Barnsden

- Jul 21, 1932

Grave 108
Paschall Baker

- Oct 28, 1932

Grave 109
Andrew Bithea

- Jun 5, 1932

Grave 110
Irene Brown

- Dec 15, 1932

Grave 111
Hill Chappell

- Sep 17, 1932

Grave 112
Bob Cochran

- Jul 29, 1932

Grave 113
James Cooper

- Jul 29, 1932

Grave 114
Starlrive Cooper

- Aug 24, 1932

Grave 115
Jesse Evans

- Aug 20, 1932

Grave 116
Joe Gilreable

- Oct 25, 1932

Grave 117
John Gordon

- Apr 11, 1932

Grave 118
Charlie Green, Jr.

- Oct 28, 1932

Grave 119
Mozelle Green

- Jul 12, 1932

Grave 120
Henry Henson

- Apr 12, 1932

Grave 121
W. A. Hughes

- Mar 19, 1932

Grave 122
James Ivery (Ivoy)

- Jan 10, 1932

Grave 123
Will Lumpter

- Oct 7, 1932
Alias for Albert Jackson
Grave 124
Albert Jackson

- Oct 7, 1932
a.k.a. Will Lumpter
Grave 125
J. C. Jackson

- Nov 16, 1932

Grave 126
Robert Johnson

- Mar 7, 1932

Grave 127
Wylie Johnson

- Jul 14, 1932

Grave 128
Willie Jones

- Aug 8, 1932

Grave 129
C. N. Leary

- Aug 23, 1932

Grave 130
Brink Mack

- Nov 2, 1932

Grave 131
Ida Mack

- Aug 1, 1932

Grave 132
Eddie March
1916 - Feb 9, 1932
Electric chair, age 16
Grave 133
Caudis Martin

- Oct 15, 1932

Grave 134
Jerry Newford

- Jan 9, 1932
a.k.a. Bud Humpherys
Grave 135
Bud Humpherys

- Jan 9, 1932
Alias for Jerry Newford
Grave 136
George McElwarney

- May 3, 1932

Grave 137
John McIntosh

- Jun 21, 1932

Grave 138
J. H. Parker

- Apr 8, 1932
a.k.a. Terry Vernon
Grave 139
Vernon Terry

- Apr 8, 1932
Alias for J. H. Parker
Grave 140
Charlie Perter

- Sep 15, 1932

Grave 141
Robert Lee Powell

- Jul 22, 1932

Grave 142
Gene Raines

- Jan 13, 1932
a.k.a. Robert Rainer
Grave 143
Robert Rainer

- Jan 13, 1932
Alias for Gene Raines
Grave 144
Willie Rounds

- Jun 10, 1932

Grave 145
William Scott

- Apr 26, 1932

Grave 146
Leroy Singleton

- Jul 1932

Grave 147
John Stanley

- Jan 23, 1932

Grave 148
Buster Taylor

- Oct 10, 1932

Grave 149
Henry Thomas

- May 29, 1932

Grave 150
Lalharn Watson

- Jul 24, 1932

Grave 151
Columbus Williams

- Jul 9, 1932

Grave 152
W. J. Belcher

- Mar 25, 1933

Grave 153
Alex Brittanie

- Mar 23, 1933

Grave 154
Buster Brown

- Jan 8, 1933

Grave 155
Dersey Grow

- May 26, 1933

Grave 156
John H. Doby

- Apr 13, 1933

Grave 157
Robert Owens

- Jul 13, 1933

Grave 158
Troy R. Persons

- Jan 14, 1933

Grave 159
Will Poarch

- May 5, 1933

Grave 160
Pat Randall

- May 20, 1933
Grave 105
Grave 161
Walter Reed

- Nov 18, 1933
Grave 143
Grave 162
Johnny Todd

- May 19, 1933
Grave 104 a.k.a. Boynee Jones
Grave 163
Boynee Jones

- May 19, 1933
Grave 104 alias for Johnny Todd
Grave 164
P. N. Washington

- Nov 9, 1933

Grave 165
Lawrence Welch

- Apr 4, 1933

Grave 166
George Williams

- Apr 12, 1933

Grave 167
Pink Williams

- Dec 23, 1933

Grave 168
Cosby Benthery

- Feb 27, 1934

Grave 169
Jabo Bonds

- Jul 10, 1934
Grave 147
Grave 170
George Brown

- Aug 17, 1934
Grave 150
Grave 171
Charlie Dillard

- Jan 4, 1934

Grave 172
John Downing

- Mar 16, 1934

Grave 173
Clifford Duncan Jones

- Sep 14, 1934
Grave 152
Grave 174
Oscar Gordon

- Jul 23, 1934
Grave 140
Grave 175
Chief Jones

- May 22, 1934

Grave 176
Juain Gurly

- Oct 26, 1934

Grave 177
Jeff Hodnett

- Jan 25, 1934

Grave 178
Mack James

- May 11, 1934

Grave 179
Frank Johnson Williams

- Oct 5, 1934

Grave 180
Luke F. Jones

- Oct 12, 1934
Grave 155
Grave 181
Amos King

- Dec 17, 1934
Grave 159
Grave 182
James Knight

- Feb 20, 1934
Grave 138
Grave 183
Lum Lewis

- Oct 25, 1934

Grave 184
John Middlebrooks

- Jan 27, 1934

Grave 185
Johnnie Parker

- May 24, 1934
Grave 141
Grave 186
Will Raines

- Dec 13, 1934
Grave 158 a.k.a. Robert Rauge
Grave 187
Robert Rauge

- Dec 13, 1934
Grave 158 Alias for Will Raines
Grave 188
Walter Scott

- Jul 4, 1934
Grave 146
Grave 189
Homer Lee Short

- Mar 2, 1934

Grave 190
Ernest Smith

- Aug 12, 1934
Grave 149
Grave 191
Charlie Spencer

- Mar 6, 1934
Grave 132
Grave 192
Ross Wade

- Mar 29, 1934
Grave 139
Grave 193
Sandy Walker

- Mar 16, 1934

Grave 194
Cato Ward

- Dec 19, 1934

Grave 195
Alphonzo Washington

- Sep 28, 1934
Grave 124
Grave 196
Clint Wiston

- Dec 7, 1934

Grave 197
Bobbie Will

- Jan 13, 1935
Grave 130
Grave 198
John Henry Williams

- Nov 22, 1934
Grave 157
Grave 199
Tom William

- Sep 27, 1934
Grave 152
Grave 200
Archie Barfield

- Feb 15, 1934
Grave 16?
Grave 201
John Blizthe

- May 25, 1935

Grave 202
Lonnie Boyd

- Dec 24, 1935
Grave 205
Grave 203
Hugh A. Brown

- Dec 30, 1935
Grave 208
Grave 204
George Buther

- Feb 11, 1935
Grave 167
Grave 205
W. H. Compton

- Feb 13, 1935
Grave 168
Grave 206
Otha Copeland

- Jan 1934
Grave 164
Grave 207
Henry Davis

- Dec 10, 1935
Grave 199
Grave 208
Charlie Dodson

- Jan 21, 1935
Grave 163
Grave 209
Frank Dubose

- Mar 25, 1935
Grave 178
Grave 210
Jamis Edwards

- Mar 9, 1935
Grave 175
Grave 211
Simmie Gaines

- Oct 10, 1935
Grave 173
Grave 212
Henry Hall

- Jan 17, 1935
Grave 162
Grave 213
J. T. Hammett

- Feb 11, 1935
Grave 166
Grave 214
Thomas Hanson

- Dec 10, 1935
Grave 198
Grave 215
Henry Harden

- May 10, 1935
Grave 185
Grave 216
Robert Franklin Hardgrave

- mar 15, 1935
Grave 176
Grave 217
Joe Harris

- Feb 21, 1935
Grave 176
Grave 218
Bud Jones

- Jul 12, 1935
Grave 190 Alias for Cleveland Hicks
Grave 219
Cleveland Hicks

- Jul 12, 1935
Grave 190 a.k.a. Bud Jones
Grave 220
Jonas Jackson

- Nov 29, 1935
Grave 196
Grave 221
Will Johnson

- Dec 12, 1935
Grave 200
Grave 222
Al Jones

- May 2, 1935
Grave 184
Grave 223
Robert Key

- Dec 29, 1935
Grave 207
Grave 224
Harry Lee

- Jan 11, 1935
Grave 160
Grave 225
Jack Matox Maddox

- Nov 22, 1935
Grave 195
Grave 226
Herney McCormick

- Feb 4, 1935
Grave 165
Grave 227
George McRae

- Oct 18, 1935
Grave 194
Grave 228
Johnson Price

- Dec 18, 1935
Grave 202
Grave 229
L. A. Reynolds

- Dec 25, 1935
Grave 206
Grave 230
Albert Mice

- May 18, 1935
Grave 186
Grave 231
Milton A. Sapp

- Dec 21, 1935
Grave 209
Grave 232
Pless Simmons

- Dec 13, 1935
Grave 201
Grave 233
John Smith

- Dec 21, 1935
Grave 204
Grave 234
Sylvester Smith

- Aug 9, 1935
Grave 190
Grave 235
Sam Spellers, Sr.

- Mar 21, 1935
Grave 177
Grave 236
Philip Stewart

- May 30, 1935
Grave 187
Grave 237
William Henry Sylvester

- Dec 6, 1935

Grave 238
Nathan Turner

- Oct 6, 1935
Grave 192
Grave 239
W. C. Washington

- Jan 17, 1935
Grave 161
Grave 240
John Will White

- Dec 20, 1935
Grave 203
Grave 241
Robert Nelson

- Dec 5, 1935
Grave 197
Grave 242
E. E. Wrye

- Mar 16, 1935
Grave 177
Grave 243
Jule Andrews

- Mar 3, 1936

Grave 244
Lee Collier

- Dec 24, 1936
Grave 240
Grave 245
Ernast Denmark

- Feb 12, 1936
Grave 211 or 212
Grave 246
Walter R. Downs

- Sep 4, 1936

Grave 247
Eugene Heard

- Mar 4, 1936
Grave 217
Grave 248
Jim Jackson

- Jan 11, 1936
Grave 211
Grave 249
John Jackson

- May 26, 1936
Grave 226
Grave 250
Will James

- May 7, 1936
Grave 225
Grave 251
Bob Johnson

- Jan 8, 1936
Grave 208
Grave 252
Henry Johnson

- Mar 2, 1936
Grave 216
Grave 253
Will Johnson

- Oct 19, 1936
Grave 239
Grave 254
Alexander Jones

- Oct 2, 1936
Grave 237
Grave 255
A. H. Kea

- Jan 11, 1936

Grave 256
Laura Mack

- Sep 15, 1936

Grave 258
John Massey

- Feb 21, 1936
Grave 214
Grave 259
Bishop Mathis

- Oct 15, 1936
Grave 238
Grave 260
Henry Nelson

- Sep 1, 1936
Grave 235
Grave 261
Thomas Nelson

- Mar 20, 1936

Grave 262
Mike Oglesby

- Jan 11, 1936
Grave 210
Grave 263
Anderson Parker

- Feb 22, 1936
Grave 215
Grave 264
John Phinsie

- Sep 20, 1936
Grave 236
Grave 265
John Reeves

- Mar 6, 1936

Grave 266
Julius Lowman

- Mar 25, 1936
Grave 222
Grave 267
Andrew Samuels

- Jul 18, 1936
Grave 231
Grave 268
Otis Sanders

- Dec 30, 1936
Grave 242
Grave 269
John Henry Simmions

- Mar 20, 1936

Grave 270
John Henry Sloan

- Dec 31, 1936
Grave 243
Grave 271
Flexter Thomas

- Feb 29, 1936
Grave 215 or 216
Grave 272
John Thomas

- Dec 26, 1936
Grave 241
Grave 273
George Vinson

- Aug 1, 1936
Grave 233
Grave 274
Holt Walker

- Feb 12, 1936
Grave 213
Grave 275
Unmarked Infant Baby Wells

- May 11, 1936

Grave 276
Julia Barrow

- Jul 26, 1937

Grave 277
Thomas Bishop

- Mar 19, 1937
Grave 254
Grave 278
Dock Brown

- Aug 17, 1937
Grave 274
Grave 279
Hattie Davis

- Mar 26, 1937

Grave 280
Albert Cromder

- Jan 12, 1937
Grave 245
Grave 281
Willie Frank Danish

- Dec 27, 1937
Grave 282
Grave 282
Willie E. Douberly

- Jul 30, 1937
Grave 272
Grave 283
Johnnie Huaham

- Jan 23, 1937
Grave 247
Grave 284
Gus Elmore

- Mar 28, 1937
Grave 256
Grave 285
Charley Will Jones

- Apr 23, 1937

Grave 286
Wade Killin

- Dec 10, 1937
Grave 281
Grave 287
J. S. Lewis

- Feb 27, 1937
Grave 253
Grave 288
Annie Lotson

- Dec 4, 1937

Grave 289
Roger Reid

- Jul 11, 1937
Grave 268
Grave 290
Hardy Rogers

- Aug 28, 1937
Grave 275
Grave 291
Jack Sharp

- Jan 19, 1937
Grave 246
Grave 292
Arthur Sheffield

- Mar 23, 1937
Grave 255
Grave 293
George Smith

- Jan 6, 1937
Grave 244
Grave 294
Mamie Smith

- Feb 23, 1937

Grave 295
James Thomas

- Oct 6, 1937
Grave 279
Grave 296
Luke Walker

- Jul 19, 1937
Grave 269
Grave 297
Lawrance Ward

- Aug 13, 1937
Grave 273
Grave 298
Garnett Van dorn Williams

- Nov 4, 1937

Grave 299
Robert Wilson

- Jul 26, 1937
Grave 270
Grave 300
Homer Robinson

- Mar 21, 1936

Grave 301
Reuben Corley

- 1938
Grave number possibly 296. All info per his death certificate, as described by Christy Wheeler.
Grave 302
Thomas Andrew McCullough
Jan 18, 1875 - Aug 25, 1933
Grave 110. per Patrick Glendon McCullough, gg-grandson.
Grave 303
Willie Crooms

- May 18, 1931

Grave 304
Henry West

- Jan 29, 1931

Grave 305