Friday, May 7, 2010
THE JACKSON COUNTY HOME CEMETERY
These cemetery flowers and carved grave stone mark an interesting (and obscure) part of Jackson County history. Several years ago, a number of descendants of former residents of the old "Jackson County Home" discovered that a large number of the people who had lived in the county home had been buried on a nearby hill, and the majority of tombstones and grave markers had disintegrated (or had never existed). Since no one knew who was buried there, a local church organization asked several "dowsers" to use their skills in locating graves. According to the dowsers, they found evidence of over one hundred unmarked graves. As a consequence, several church organizations have attempted to discover the names of the deceased and establish a memorial for them.