What Will Become of the Overgrown and Damaged Benevolent Cemetery in 2014 Off South Church Street?

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Above: This homeless tent is in the Benevolent Cemetery off of C. Church St. You can see in front of the tent that grave headstones are scattered on the ground.

A local cemetery that sits on private property is in dire need of clearing and repair, however no plans are in place at this point to do anything about the Benevolent Cemetery. The graveyard that dates back to the 1800’s is next to the CSX railroad tracks under the South Church Street bridge.

Assistant City Manager Jim Crumley told WGNS it was scheduled to see some attention, but those plans fell through.


Headstones are scattered on the ground on the private property and homeless persons are currently living on the land. In fact, some of the homeless tents are actually sitting on top of graves.

More Pictures of the area:


See Pictures of One of the Campsites WGNS Visited Monday (HERE):



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