About this Web Site
About this Web Site
The content and design of this web site is due to the efforts of a large group of volunteers. Approximately 30 volunteers gathered the information from the gravestones in 1995-1998. This resulted in the publication of the Historic Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Georgia, 1804-1997, by Susan J. Harrington, Hugh T. Harrington, and Floride Moore Gardner (Editors), published by Boyd Publishing Company, Milledgeville, GA, 1998 (759 pages). To reduce the size of the book, abbreviations were used (see Glossary and Abbreviations below).
It also resulted in the creation of the database that was the basis of this web site, begun in 2000 by graduate students at Georgia College in Milledgeville. The web site was extensively revised by Dr. Susan Harrington to allow a search through the approximately 7700 known graves. Latitude and longitude data was added in 2014 for most graves. The data was last updated in 2015. The web site was totally redesigned in 2016 for mobile devices and continues to be maintained by Susan Harrington, who has retired from college teaching. The web site has been funded by the Friends of Baldwin County Cemeteries, Inc.
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the data, the difficulty in reading gravestones, changes in the cemetery over time, new burials, human error, and cemetery damage from a variety of sources can affect the accuracy. We apologize for any errors or missing information.
Most of the website's pictures were taken by Hugh T. Harrington, husband of Susan Harrington. We would also like to thank Rebecca Greene of San Diego, for her contributions of McMillan family pictures and biographical data; the late Alice Andrews, wife of the late Louis Andrews (the official cemetery historian for many years), for the 1897 picture of Memory Hill; Charles Thornton for the Russell and West family photos; Betty Dawson and the Colonial Dames for various portraits having a blue background, and Constance Bohannon for the Haygood family photos.
No money has been made by any of the volunteers, compilers or web designers, and this web site has been provided for the sole purpose of aiding family researchers, historians, and the Milledgeville community. Comments, donations, questions, or problems can be addressed to the webmaster at the email address at the bottom of this page.