Quitman’s first cemetery, West End was established in 1859. It has the inviting park-like atmosphere typical of Victorian cemeteries and is a nice place to walk around. When I was here, the camellias were in full bloom, providing nice contrast to the Spanish moss hanging from old oaks.
In addition to a nice a variety of typical Victorian memorials, there are some surprisingly unusual examples.
The grafted camellias are a highlight when they’re in bloom.
Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
One of my favorite haunts.
I am doing some research on this cemetery using ground-penetrating radar (GPR). We have already found a lot of previously unknown interments. There are also many “unmarked” graves which town citizens have identified where headstones do not show a name to identify them by.
Just wanted to let you know I love your photos of the cemeteries and the churches.
Keep up the good work.