Douglas County Cemetery Preservation Project
The Rotary Club of Douglas County ‘adopted’ three threatened cemeteries to preserve them and their history for future generations. This project included work by Rotarians and Interact Club members to prepare the sites and installing a perimeter fence at all three cemeteries. The Rotary Club of Douglas County is deeply involved in Douglas County. Members include residents who have lived their whole lives, as well as those who have chosen Douglas County as their home. Douglas County is a relatively ‘young’ county in the State, having been chartered in 1870. Prior to its incorporation, it was sparsely settled because it contained the ten-mile neutral border between the Creek and Cherokee Indian Nations; therefore, the earliest settlers, and the earliest burials, are close to the charter date. Identifying and protecting the cemeteries of Douglas County at this time is of critical importance because most locations are still known. In the near future, they may be forgotten.