Cemeteries are fascinating. Not only are they a place of great spiritual and historical significance, they also have the ability to link people to their pasts and create emotional bonds with everyone, no matter their background. With so much Civil War history, it is no surprise Covington has a number of magnificent cemeteries. Over he next few weeks, we will be outlining highlights of these cemeteries, as well as giving you the meanings of various headstones, symbols, and great etiquette tips for whether visiting a loved one or admiring the grand architecture that make cemeteries so hauntingly beautiful.
Newton County History Center is committed to connecting the past to the present, which is why we are in part using their information to inform you on everything cemetery. With some graveyards in Newton County dating all the way back to the early 1800’s, it’s no wonder there is so much interest in the history that lays six-feet-under some of these spectacular places. There are beautiful headstones, memorials, and gating that make up most of these cemeteries, which aid to the beauty that leaves this place hauntingly mysterious. Overall, it’s no wonder people are fascinated with these structures, and we will be exploring why that is, what to do, and just how to appreciate all of it, dead or alive.
Here is a list of all the cemeteries that are in Newton County.