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Colonial era cemetery found in Georgia

A colonial era cemetery has been found on the grounds of a torn down middle school in Brunswick, Georgia.

The graves, said to be from the Colonial era, lay on the southwestern corner of the grounds of the recently razed old school at George and Egmont streets. Weeks said he tried skimming the surface, but then employed a city front-end loader with its heavy-duty scoop.

Upon finding the graves, Weeks called in Cook, who dated the graves to the late 1700s.

“This was a Colonial cemetery from before Brunswick was laid out in 1771,” Cook said. “They came out here and picked out this place to bury people.”

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Story: Mick Morrison, The Times-Union | Photo: Terry Dickson, The Times-Union

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