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Mableton, Georgia: Back Alley Shopping Center Graveyard Team Field Report

Old Powder Springs Rd, Mableton, GA
In the western suburbs of Atlanta. I-20 exit 44. Drive north on Hwy 6/Thornton Rd for one mile. Turn right onto Hwy 5/Maxiham Rd for two miles. Turn right onto the ramp to Veterans Memorial/Bankhead Hwy. Drive east on Veterans Memorial/Bankhead Hwy for two miles. Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center will be on the right. Turn right just before the parking lot onto Old Powder Springs Rd. This curves to the left, back behind the shopping center. The small graveyard is on the west end, in a narrow alley cut into the rear of the shopping center.
Gate may be locked. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Back Alley Shopping Center Graveyard

The Shopping Center dead are back by the loading dock, wedged between two buildings. Report... [04/16/2008]

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Gated entrance to shopping center cemetery.

Back Alley Shopping Center Graveyard

Visited November 2011. The gate is not currently locked -- you are free to enter and pay your respects to the dearly departed members of the Strickland and Peek families. The diminutive cemetery was founded in 1853, and restored by Boy Scout Troop # 531 in 1975-1976 (per a faded sign on one wall). I counted eleven grave sites, anonymous ones numbered 1 through 6, and the other 5 not numbered, presumably because they had identifying grave markers.

[D.L. Jones, 11/07/2011]


Back Alley Shopping Center Graveyard

Snapped a picture of the graveyard in the shopping center alley.

[Jesse Hoheisel, 06/28/2009]

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