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Historian plans Sunday tours of Mt. Albion Cemetery in August

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 July 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – The Civil War section, shown last fall, includes a cannon from the war.

ALBION – A historic cemetery on Route 31 will be featured for Sunday tours during August when County Historian Bill Lattin leads groups on the outings.

Lattin will cover different sections of the cemetery for each tour, which begin at 6:30 p.m. at the chapel.

There is no cost to attend, the tours will go on rain or shine for Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25.

The cemetery opened in the 1840s and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

The 70-acre cemetery was designed to create a park-like atmosphere. Rufus Bullock, a native son and former Georgia governor, is among the notable dead buried in the cemetery. Nine former congressmen also have been laid to rest in Mt. Albion.