County residents are asked to aid in a joint restoration effort in May at historic Myers Cemetery near Minburn.
The one-acre cemetery is the final resting place for a number of important early Dallas County settlers – one of which is a former slave who cooked for General Sherman’s army during the march across Georgia.
The restoration effort will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18. Volunteers are asked to aid in the effort from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
The joint effort is being organized by the Dallas County Genealogy Society, the Dallas County Historic Preservation Commission and Dallas County Conservation Board.
“The cemetery is in poor condition and special attention will be paid to cleaning and repairing gravestones,” said Pete Malmberg of the Dallas County Conservation Board. Malmberg said that some bushes and other trees will be cleared and the project will also include erecting a fence around the cemetery.
A state record form for Pioneer Cemeteries will be filled out and placed on state files as part of the restoration effort.
For more information, or to register to aid in the effort, contact Malmberg at Forest Park Museum in Perry at 465-3577.