Northeast Georgia Mountains / Cumming

Cumming Historic Cemetery

Resthaven Street
Hwy 20
Cumming, GA 30040

678-455-7260


In 1834, Moses Whitsett was the first person buried on the property, which in 1840 became the cemetery for the Baptist Church and the Presbyterian Church. In 1856, the Presbyterian Church disbanded. When the Baptist Church relocated, the cemetery became the property of the City of Cumming, which is the county seat of Forsyth County. Some of Cumming's earliest leaders are interred in the municipal cemetery. Included are William H. Ray, Aulston B. Welborn, H.L. and Almon Hutchins, E.C. McAfee, Rufus E. Guthrie, George and Thomas Willingham, Col. Hiram Parks Bell, a lawyer, author, orator, Mason, Civil War soldier and U.S. Congressman.

Info & Amenities

  • Facility Amenities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages