Visit Ancient Cemeteries, This Sunday, 3/2/14, 11am-5pm
Did you know some of Tucker’s founding families were an integral part of the Battle of Atlanta during the Civil War? Thousands of Sherman’s troops and cavalry stayed in Tucker and marched down the same streets we drive every day. Come experience Tucker’s rich history and learn about our brave pioneers who established Tucker in the early 1800s. They settled their families here, built our roads, churches, schools, and buried their relatives in small grave plots all over Tucker.
Many Founding Families of Tucker cemeteries will not be in Tucker proper if GA senate bill 270 passes. These founding family gravesites will be located in Lakeside City, not in the town they established. This ancient cemetery tour acknowledges our past, present, and hopes for the future.
WHAT: Tour ancient cemetery plots of our historic community
WHERE: Meet at The Old Tucker Fountain, 2329 Main Street, Tucker, GA
WHEN: Anytime between 11am and 5pm, Sunday, March 2, 2014
WHY: To view historic books written about Tucker, receive your printed tour map, mix and mingle with some of Tucker’s Founding Family members who still live in the area, have a bite to eat at the Old Tucker Fountain, meet with members of the Tucker Historical Society, Tucker2014, Tucker Civic Association, etc.
HOW: It’s a self-guided “Sunday Drive” tour, so after visiting the Old Tucker Fountain, enjoy your historic drive through Tucker.
- Tour twelve specific cemeteries and small family grave plots
- Visit the home of one of Tucker’s Founding Families, The Johns Homestead, dating back to 1828. Clarkston’s annexation plan includes Johns Homestead. The Homestead is now a 50-acre park with newly blazed hiking trails through old-growth forests down to Twin Brothers Lakes.
- Bound historic books about Tucker available for viewing and purchase at Old Tucker Fountain.
Politics aside, this is going to be a great day to learn about one of Greater Atlanta’s most historically significant communities.
For more information, contact Pam McNall at email@example.com
Tell your neighbors. Forward on facebook. Spread the word.
Expect follow-up press release with printable, detailed tour-guide map on Friday, 2/28.