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Lincoln County, Georgia

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Lincoln County, Georgia

Georgia Code 36-72-1.
(a) The care accorded the remains of deceased persons reflects respect and regard for human dignity as well as cultural, spiritual, and religious values. The General Assembly declares that human remains and burial objects are not property to be owned by the person or entity which owns the land or water where the human remains and burial objects are interred or discovered, but human remains and burial objects are a part of the finite, irreplaceable, and nonrenewable cultural heritage of the people of Georgia which should be protected.


(b) It is the intent of the General Assembly that the provisions of this chapter be construed to require respectful treatment of human remains in accord with the equal and innate dignity of every human being and consistent with the identifiable ethnic, cultural, and religious affiliation of the deceased individual as indicated by the method of burial or other historical evidence or reliable information.

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SAVING GRAVES is strongly committed to the preservation and protection of human burial sites from unauthorized and unwarranted disturbance, by man or nature. Saving Graves was formed to educate and assist in the worldwide networking of people interested in protecting, restoring and preserving our historic cemeteries. We believe that the willful desecration or destruction of human burial sites is unacceptable in a civilized society. All over the globe, cemeteries have been threatened by neglect, insufficient funds, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. These cemeteries constitute a memento of great achievements of the common everyday people that lived and worked there, contributing greatly to both culture and science, leading to the creation of a better place for those that followed. It is our primary objective to increase the awareness and highlight the importance of our historic cemeteries as sources of community and state pride, while promoting an attitude of reverence and respect, and encouraging the further preservation of these unique historical resources for future generations to appreciate and learn from. If society fails to appropriately and adequately deal with this issue through some definitive action, whether legislative or otherwise, not only will genealogical and historical resources likely be irreparably harmed, but society will potentially lose a valuable resource for charting its inexorable course into annals of human history.

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Last Updated Wednesday, 26-Apr-2006 05:52:18 MDT

2005-Present Elizabeth M. Nash

"The information contained within this site is provided as a public service and is submitted by its coordinators and users. We cannot make any guarantee that the information is current or accurate. Reader should make every attempt to verify the information before acting on it." The County Coordinator for Lincoln County, Georgia Saving Graves is Liz Nash