Local DAR donates speciality map to Old Clarkesville Cemetery

Shown, top row, from left, are Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc. board members Anne Short, Polly Earle, Kathy Walker; front row, from left HCCP, Inc. Chair Barrie Aycock, HCCP, Inc. member E. Lane Gresham and Tomochichi Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Regent Cindy Grace. Maps guide us to …

Tickets for History among the Hemlocks on sale

It’s back, and the stories are richer than ever before. History among the Hemlocks – a Spirited Stroll through the Old Clarkesville Cemetery is a storytelling event featuring tales about four people who sleep beneath the native hemlocks. Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc. will stage this live, outdoor theatre event at the burial sites of the individuals. This …

‘The meanest man alive’ – the story of Moses Harshaw

The stories are too many and too horrific to be untrue. Moses Harshaw [1794-1858], known as the meanest man alive, is one of those individuals who didn’t make life better for those in his orbit. One of the earliest white settlers to Habersham County, Harshaw migrated with his family from Burke County, North Carolina, in1822. Settling in …

Full circle – the story of Joseph S. Parker

Photo: E. Lane Gresham © 2021 Photo: E. Lane Gresham © 2021Images of bath house, information, Reflections of Northeast Georgia, copyright 1997, by Barbara Whipple.Images of bath house, information, Reflections of Northeast Georgia, copyright 1997, by Barbara Whipple. Joseph S. Parker, [1858-1925] was a Clarkesville businessman. In the 1870 census 12-year-old Joseph and 11-year-old Faire were listed …

More than 235 unmarked graves documented at Old Clarkesville Cemetery

Len Strozier of Omega Mapping Services, Inc. explains the technology involved with ground penetrating radar. Strozier documented an estimated 235 unmarked graves at the Old Clarkesville Cemetery on May 24-25.E. Lane Gresham © 2021 It was just another day in the office for Len Strozier of Omega Mapping Services, Inc., except his office doesn’t have …