Volunteers accelerate progress at Old Clarkesville Cemetery

The community showed up to pay tangible tribute to the past at a Sept. 29 work day at the Old Clarkesville Cemetery. “It would have taken us three months to accomplish this,” said Polly Earle, board member with Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc. One volunteer, the first to arrive, drove from Marietta to help. Lee …

Cemetery representatives share progress report with Clarkesville Garden Club

Polly Earle and Brooks Garcia spoke on Sept. 27 to members of the Clarkesville Garden Club at a monthly meeting. Both Earle of Clarkesville and Garcia of Demorest serve on the board of the Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc. board of directors. Earle is an expert in cemetery restoration and Garcia is an experienced landscape …

Clarkesville’s historic cemetery experiencing revival

Dramatic improvements are underway at Clarkesville’s historic downtown cemetery where a newly-formed nonprofit is working to restore and preserve the nearly 200-year-old community landmark. Late last year the City of Clarkesville supported the formation of Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc., a non-profit corporation operating under the laws of the State of Georgia. The organization’s board …