Central State Hospital Cemetery #2 off Laying Farm Road
A cemetery believed to be from the 1960's.
Location: [Inquire at Central State Hospital to obtain access and the key to the gate to the cemetery.] From the Baldwin County Courthouse, go east on Hancock St. one block. Turn right (south) on Wayne St., which becomes Business 441S. Follow Business 441S for approximately 4 miles to the intersection of Hwys 441 and 243. Turn left on Hwy 441 S and go approximately 0.4 mile to Carl Vinson Rd on left. Turn left and go approximately 0.3 mile until Laying Farm Road is on your left. Turn left and go approximately 0.1 mile to Baldwin State Prison on your left. Go into the prison and bear left to the maintenance building. The driveway begins at the maintenance building. Follow the driveway for approximately 0.4 mile to the first CSH cemetery with the cross. Go to the corner diagonally across from where you are. Continue another 0.3 mile on the woods path until you come to the cemetery.
Alternate directions: after turning left on Hwy 441 S. as described above, go approximately 0.3 mile. Turn left on Lilac Drive. Go 0.3 mile to its dead end into Lilac Court. Turn left on Lilac Court and go less than 0.1 mile to its end. Park. Walk to your right about 100 feet to the driveway to the cemetery. Follow the driveway to the left for approximately 0.2 mile to the first CSH cemetery. Go to the corner diagonally across from where you are. Continue another 0.3 mile on the woods path until you come to the cemetery.
GPS coordinates: 33 01' 49.6" N 83 13' 30.0" W or in degrees only form: 33.03044° N X 83.225° W See location on a Google map in a new window (NOTE:The map opens in a new window. The cemetery will be at the location indicated by a red marker.)
GMD: 1714 Cemetery Status: Inactive Wooden gates mark the entrance to the cemetery. In the center of the cemetery are two sets of parallel wooden fences, which mark the edges of what probably used to be the road through the cemetery.
No depressions or markers visible. A few scattered slabs are well below the sod. At least 67 rows of graves, with perhaps as many as 30 in a row.