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Old Gilmer/Old Mings Cemetery - Hwy 271 by Yazell
Posted by: Deborah (ID *****3176) Date: June 30, 2003 at 06:40:19
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I was in Gilmer on Saturday and decided to visit this cemetery. (The headstone I was searching for was actually in the other Gilmer Cemetery -Old section.) What an adventure. The cemetery is completely overgrown. I fought my way over to an old iron fence surrounding an area the size of one grave but could not find a headstone inside? And I managed to get to three actual headstones before the fear for snakes and posion ivy took over. There is one monument that is absolutely beautiful and huge. It is to the right from the entrance and at one time had a huge solid cylinder at least 12 inches in diameter on top. The cylinder is on the gound now but does not appear damaged. I failed to write down the name on the monument - stupid, I know! There is another headstone right at the entrance gate and the name on it was Montgomery. Does anyone know the history of this cemetery? Or how many burials there are there? I live in Fort Worth or I'd go back sometime in long pants and boots! Deborah

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