Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cemetery Log Date: May 29, 2013


Jones Cemetery is nestled just outside of downtown Callahan. It’s served as an active cemetery for the town starting in the late 1800s. Many of the family names can be traced through numerous generations, from the earliest headstones to more recent internment's. Because the cemetery still plays an important role in the community, it is well-maintained. Flowers are still left at even the oldest of the gravestones.

Who: Jones Cemetery Association
What: Fenced historic cemetery, still active in community
Where: At the end of Jones Cemetery Rd, just off of County Rd 108 (River Rd), 2 miles west of Callahan
When:  Dusk till dawn 365 days a year
Why:
  •  Resting place of almost 2,000 people
  •  Wonderful blend of old and new headstones and grave decorations
  •  Twelve confederate soldiers are buried there
  •  Oldest headstone dates to 1873













For more information, visit the Amelia Island Genealogical Society’s website about the cemetery: http://www.aigensoc.org/cemetery_Jones_Callahan.asp.



Text and Images: Emily Jane Murry, FPAN staff.

For previous posts search: Cemetery a Day in May or #CaDiM


Intro, May 1: National, May 2: Oakdale, May 3: Murphy's Creek, May 4: Mt. Olive, May 5: Bosque Bello, May 6: Old City, May 7: Espanola, May 8: Tolomato, May 9: Pacetti, May 10: West View, May 11: Magnolia SpringsMay 12: St. Peter's, May 13: Gravely Hill, May 14: Pilgrim's Rest, May 15: God's Little Acre, May 16: Dummet's Grave, May 17: No Name, May 18: St. Monica, May 19: St. Joseph's, May 20:  Old St. Joseph's (Duval), May 21: Sampson, May 22: Fernandez Reserve, May 23: St. Ambrose, May 24: Sons of Israel, May 25: Sanksville, May 26: Huguenot, May 27: Nombre de Dios, May 28: Beresford, May 29: Jones

One Response so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Amelia Island Genealogy Society website has re-organized, the correct link to the cemetery is:

    http://www.aigensoc.org/cemeteryRecords.php?cid=33

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