As part of the International Kaolin Festival, the Washington County Historical Society is hosting a Lantern Tour of the Old City Cemetery in Sandersville on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. The Old City Cemetery was first used as a cemetery in 1832 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Notable historical figures buried there include Thomas W. Hardwick, Governor of Georgia (1921-1923), U.S. Senator (1914-1919) and Representative (1903-1914); Coleman R. Pringle, the father of Prohibition in Georgia; and eight Sandersville mayors. The cemetery is also the resting place of a large number of Civil War soldiers. The Old City Cemetery is on the national Register of Historical Places.
Hours of Operation
Admission & Fees
Free Parking, Parking on Site
Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible (Limited)
Suitable for Ages
Civil War, Family Friendly, History & Heritage