City proposes to relocate abandoned cemetery

The City of Barnesville, Georgia is proposing to move the abandoned Wadsworth Family Cemetery located on the Old Milner Road/Cannafax Road and reinter all of the remains in a designated area of Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville, Georgia. 

The City seeks to notify and allow comment from any direct descendants of those interred in the abandoned cemetery on this supervised removal and re-interment project.  There are no grave markers in the Wadsworth Family Cemetery, but according to local historians, Archibald and Clarissa Wadsworth along with some of their children and grandchildren are buried there.  The cemetery may also include African-American slaves.  There is a local tale of unverified burials of Civil War soldiers, who died in a nearby train wreck on September 2, 1864. 

All inquiries may be addressed to:

Timothy T. Turner
Assistant City Manager
City of Barnesville
City Hall
09 Forsyth Street
Barnesville, Georgia 30204
office 770-358-0181
fax 770-358-0185

For more information see:
Final Report Wadsworth Cemetery Delineation
Appendix II Burial Form
Application to Relocate the Wadsworth-Clayton Cemetery