Old Clarkesville Cemetery volunteers share progress with DAR

After the presentation, several members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Tomochichi Chapter toured the Old Clarkesville Cemetery. Shown, from left, are Cindy Taylor, Polly Earle [prospective member], Bonnie Akins and Mary Isbell.

Members of the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter learned more about the Old Clarkesville Cemetery during a presentation on Feb. 9.
The Tomochichi Chapter invited representatives from Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc. to talk about the work currently underway at the historic landmark located just off the downtown square.
Barrie Aycock, board chair and board members Virginia Gorday and Polly Earle are among a small group of board members and volunteers heavily involved in the restoration and preservation work at the historic landmark.
Earle has contributed countless hours of labor at the site, restoring and cleaning headstones, leading work days and other duties.
Gorday is involved with researching the history of the individuals and families interred there, including two soldiers who served in the Revolutionary War.
Aycock, as mayor of Clarkesville, chairs the board and is the cemetery’s biggest advocate. She serves as the liaison to the community and to state historic preservation agencies.

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