If you have missed our last three blog post on Cemeteries in Newton County, check them out! There is one on Cemeteries in Newton County, the Do’s and Don’ts of Cemetery etiquette, and Grave Marker symbol meanings. If you’ve already read them, welcome to the last installment of our Cemeteries in Newton blog posts! This week, we will be exploring what cemetery tours there are to take in Newton County!
There are typically five different paths you can take for the cemetary tours: the Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, and South Central.
First, the Northeast has the Shiloh Church Cemetery, Polson Cemetery, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Peter Kimble, Sardis Congregational Christian Church, Ellington, Macedonia Baptist Church, Dover Methodist, and the Oxford City Cemetery on its path.
On the Southeast section, you can visit the gravesites of many influential people, including Isaac Hopkins, Major Greenbury Gaither, Dolly Sumner Lunt Burge, Warren Aiken Candler, Lewis Zachry, and Lundy Howard Harris, among many others.
The Northeast path allows you to go to Bell/Baker, Sims Chapel, Cook/Fretwell, Mathis/Baker, the Little Bethlehem Baptist Church, Colley-Hight, Harris Spring Church, Haralson, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, and the Covington Mill Cemetery. Fun!
The Southwest is where you can see the likes of William Norris, a Revolutionary War vet! You will visit the Salem Methodist Church and Campground, Scott Cemetery, Zion Baptist, Prospect Methodist, Richards Chapel United Methodist, Flat Shoals, Early Hope Baptist Church, and more!
Finally, the South Central portion will have you visit the Bethel Bara Baptist Church, High Point, Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Red Oak United Methodist Church, Pleasant View Baptist Church, Stewart Church, and Newton Factory.
We hope you look at the map and take a cemetery tour in Newton County soon!