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BRANTLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY

P.O. BOX 1096, Nahunta, Georgia 31553

This page was updated March 15, 2014

HAZLEHURST CEMETERY

GPS Decimal Coordinates: Latitude: 31.23361, Longitude: -81.78236

DIRECTIONS: Cemetery is located on west side of Mumford Road in Waynesville, across the road from the site of the old Mumford Plantation house.

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This cemetery is located across the road from the old Mumford House in Waynesville, Brantley County, Georgia on county road 158. When traveling west from Brunswick on U.S. Highway 82; go 1.2 miles past Old Post Road and C.R. 158 will be on your right. About two tenths of a mile, across the railroad tracks will be the big white Mumford House on your right. To the left of the road, across from the Mumford House, is the Hazlehurst Cemetery with 10 graves marked with stones.

 

In describing his venture into the Waynesville area, writer, Carr McLemore, wrote in the Jesup Press-Sentinel, November 29, 1980, the following: ". . . farther along, where the vines grow dense, trees grow tall and moss hangs low, one may search for the sites of countless two story dwellings, the sites of many family cemeteries, the Confederate soldiers cemetery, where 40 or more were buried, the site of the Waynesville Presbyterian Church, the famed mineral springs, and the stately Mumford house; . . . " describing the numerous mysteries surrounding the area.

 

Upon his discovery of the Hazlehurst Cemetery, just across the road from the Mumford house, Mr. McLemore writes, one goes through a veritable jungle in search for an old family cemetery. . . now for the researcher, the question arises: who really lies here? Oh, the names are there, but who were John M. Hazlehurst, Jane Johnston Hazlehurst, Mary Jane Hazlehurst and Leighton) Hazlehurst."

 

These questions, deemed one of the mysteries of Brantley County, continue to be researched by ladies of the Historical Society. Links are provided to those family members whose "obituaries" have been found. Names from the markers in this cemetery near the Mumford House at Waynesville are identified below:

 

Provided by Dorothy J. Thomas, 3844 Hwy. 82 Brunswick, Ga 31523-7706, (912) 265-7599

 

GRAVE MARKERS FOUND IN THE HAZLEHURST CEMETERY

JOHN McNISH HAZLEHURST EMILY TISON HAZLEHURST
PICKNEY ALSTON HAZLEHURST HAZLEHURST MOTHER
MARY JANE HAZLEHURST FRANCES LOUISE "FANNIE" HAZLEHURST
DARLING TIVI JANE ELIZABETH JOHNSON
LITTLE JANE HAZLEHURST LEIGHTON WILSON HAZLEHURST

SEE HAZLEHURST CENSUS RECORDS - 1860, 1870, 1880 (WAYNE COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

The Brantley County Historical and Preservation Society, Inc., has published a new "CEMETERIES AND MORE," containing over 11,000 entries, which contains many names for parents and spouses.

 

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