Brooklyn Cemetery: A Photo Gallery
Experiencing Brooklyn Cemetery is something that can only be described as fascinating. Nestled in between Clarke Middle School and Holy Cross Lutheran Chuch, one could easily miss this important piece of history that seems to be all but forgotten.
Hidden under tall trees and expansive foilage are over four hundred people that have been buried on this land over the last two centuries. While there are some tombstones that have been well maintained, the vast majority of the cemetery consists of broken and weathered grave markers, tombstones, and some (as seen below) are simply marked with what appears to be PVC pipe.
Overall, the land itself is still clearly considered a part of the history of Athens, indicated with paved trails and signs of past visitors on some grave sites, but there is an overwhelming sense that the foot traffic on these grounds is very few and far between.
Below you will find an exhibit of some of the various graves that we took pictures of, ranging from grand headstones to nothing at all.