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 The following presentation was created by the Field Techniques in

Archaeology class under the direction of Professor Misty Penton at Thomas University.  Thomasville Landmarks makes no warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, or suitability of information or data contained in or generated from the knowledgebase for any particular purpose.  To make comments on or corrections to the information contained herein, contact Thomasville Landmarks through its website: www.ThomasvilleLandmarks.org.  Please enjoy!


Field Techniques in Archaeology


An Aerial View


The Building and Its People


 Church first organized by Peter McKinnon, Lockland

and Angus Morrison, and one unknown  Met under a Brush Arbor  Later met in a log cabin

 Original church located north of Metcalf Beachton

Road – according to sources  No physical presence of original church

Source: Thomasville Landmarks, Springhill Church Brochure http://www.thomasvillelandmarks.com/wpcontent/uploads/2010/07/Springhill-Church-Brochure.pdf


 Church Services held quarterly until 1934

 The only church in area for a long time  Membership at one time was over 500  Other churches sprang up and took members

 Church Closed in 1934

Source: Thomasville Landmarks, Springhill Church Brochure http://www.thomasvillelandmarks.com/wpcontent/uploads/2010/07/Springhill-Church-Brochure.pdf


 Services held in months that have a fifth Sunday

 Church still used for many functions  Weddings, Baptisms, and funerals

 2010 Preservation Program Initiated

Source: Thomasville Landmarks Springhill Church Brochure http://www.thomasvillelandmarks.com/wpcontent/uploads/2010/07/Springhill-Church-Brochure.pdf


 Each local person present will be asked to interviewed so

we can gain an oral history of the church  Questions will be from three categories:  Biographical Questions  Family Folklore  Local History and Community Life

 Questions are taken from the Smithsonian Center for

Folklore and Cultural Heritage Interviewing guide  Thank You for your interviews

Source: http://www.folklife.si.edu/education_exhibits/resources/guid e/questions.aspx


 Oldest Marked Grave -1843  32 unmarked graves located by help with Cadaver Dog  These graves may be older than 1843

 Original Cemetery may contain older graves  Graves are unmarked and location of cemetery unknown  Sources indicate graveyard north across Metcalfe-

Beachton Road1  Other sources indicate African American Springhill Cemetery across Beachton road from Springhill Church

Sources: 1 Thomasville Landmarks, Springhill Church Brochure http://www.thomasvillelandmarks.com/wpcontent/uploads/2010/07/Springhill-Church-Brochure.pdf 2 Find a Grave.com http://www.findagrave.com/cgibin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270300&CScn=Springhill+Church&


http://topomaps.usgs.gov/


Applewhite Carroll Morrell Parker Powell Slater Stringer

Arnold Howard Bryon Holmes Savage Barco Ferrell


 Arthur Eugene: 1887   

1982 Curtis Boone: 1919-1978 Joseph William: 19241974 Arthur Eugene Jr.: - - Betty Washington: 19252001

 Joseph D.: - - -

 John T. - - 1924  Sophie: 1896 - 1972  Odell Tillman: 1923-1997

 Ralph: 1920-1944  Infant son of Mr. and

Mrs. Leon Stringer  Emory: 1830-1912


 William: 1804-1874

 Susan J.: - - -

 Thomas T.: - - -

 W.S.: 1842-1903

 Mekie: 1822-1894

 Jennie: 1857-1933

 George W.: - - -

 Viola: 1864-1899

 Amanda: - - -

 J.F.: - - -

 Virginia: - - -


 Carroll

 Holmes

 John W: 1850 - 1904

 Jackson A: 1929 - 2003

 William Remur: - - -

 Joan: 1936 - -

 Parker  Oeland: 1913 - 1988  Dr. Reese: 1944 - 2004  Julia F: 1918 - 1991  Rae Lambard: - - 1994


 James A: 181- - 1895

 Henry McIntosh: 1909 –

 Margaret: 1829 - 1891  J.M.: 1858 – 1931

 Annie: - - 1919

  

1973 James R.: 1904 - 1980 Isabelle Brown: 1878 – 1863 Martha Isabelle: 1914 1933 Maggie: 2yrs 7 months old


James Ferrell


 Applewhite  Jersey: 1854 - 1887  Sarah Gertrude Mims

Applewhite Bell: 1866 1889  G.G: - -  Jessie: 1855 - -

 Arnold  Infant son of G.W. and

Mamie: - -  Barco  Edmund J.: - - -

 Slater  Annie: - - -


 Morrell  William: - -  Isabel: - - -

 Boyles  Parents-Marie Carroll

and E.B. Boyles – buried in Brooks County

 Powell  S.G.: 1836 - -

 Wright  Jane: 1804 - -


Isabella Morrison 1813-1843 wife of Angus Morrison


Finding Unmarked Graves One Reward at the Time


 Bak the cadaver dog located 30 Unmarked graves.

 Bak alerted on bricks as well  These bricks were taken from the graves and left in

stacks  Bak also found bricks outside the boundary of the cemetery  Unmarked graves were also found outside the

boundary of the cemetery indicating that the boundaries were much larger at one time


Springhill Church Cemetery