Royston, Georgia: Roadside Grave of Old Fly, Beloved Mule

Mrs. Berryman loved her trusty buggy mule so much that even after her death, surviving family members kept Old Fly as a pet and gave her a grave marker at the family cemetery.

Address:
1190 Wildcat Bridge Rd, Royston, GA
Directions:
Head south out of Royston on Church St., bear slight right onto Wildcat Bridge Rd. Continue to Berryman Cemetery (on right) half way between Windy Hill Rd and Harris Rd. The grave is a few feet behind the Berryman Cemetery sign; not in the gated family plot but before you get to that area.
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Grave of Old Fly, buggy mule.

Roadside Grave of Old Fly, Beloved Mule

This is my family's cemetery. I grew up hearing about the grave of the mule from my grandmother. I finally went to see it today. It's right off the road, a few feet behind the sign that says "Berryman Cemetery." It's not in the gated family plot but before you get to that area. The current marker is a replacement for one that was stolen at some point.

[Caroline Eubanks, 02/20/2021]
Roadside Grave of Old Fly, Beloved Mule

Now there is a locked gate hindering aggressive roadsiders from getting a look!

[Jennifer Gilmore, 06/14/2014]

Grave of Old FLy, buggy mule.

Roadside Grave of Old Fly, Beloved Mule

You have to like someone who loved her buggy mule this much! The Berryman family cemetery is interesting, too. It's just a few yards further off the road. [Joe Golz, 02/18/2013]

It's true -- very few buggy mules get the eternal VIP treatment.

Roadside Grave of Old Fly, Beloved Mule

Mrs. Berryman loved her trusty buggy mule so much that even after her death, surviving family members kept Old Fly as a pet and gave her a grave marker at the family cemetery. It's still visible, shaded by an oak tree among the human grave markers. The inscription:

Old Fly - Was Mrs. S.C. Berryman's Buggy Mule - Hence This Monument - Foaled Apr. 12, 1868 - Died Apr. 17, 1908.

The present stone is a replacement.

[Rebekah Newton, 12/23/2010]

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