JONES ROAD CEMETERY aka
OAK HILL CEMETERY
Lies in the W 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NE
1/4 OF Section 1, Township 13 South and Range 26 East previously owned by
Parker. Now platted as Lake George
Manor, MB 5 P 24, Area A Lots 11, 12 +13 and Area B Lots 19 + 20. Lakeway Drive
was platted through the middle of the cemetery but was constructed around the
perimeter. Click HERE
to view an aerial photograph of the area in question.
Turn North off CR 309 at Georgetown,
onto Georgetown Shortcut Road. Go approximately .9 miles and turn right
onto Lakeway Drive. Go approximately 1000 feet; road curves to
right around cemetery. The cemetery,
containing around ten acres, is completely overgrown and there is little or no
physical evidence left of the burials here.
This is purported to be the burial site of several “Buffalo Soldiers” but no traces of markers
remain. N 29o 24.090 W 81o
37.559. WELAKA QUAD. (Abandoned).
This cemetery is also endangered. A telephone call to the Putnam County
Archivist yesterday, June 12, 2002,
indicates that a private individual has bulldozed this property and fenced it
in claiming it for his own.
10, 2002, word came that the above statement was a false alarm. The private individual has mowed and cleaned
the underbrush out and in general tidied the place up. Members of the Cemetery Task Force went and
investigated on June 27.