Recorded February 1972 by Ralph and Jane Ayers. Survey by David Green October 10, 2005. Updated and photographed 22 Sep 2012 by Butch and Jane B. Thompson, PCCPC Volunteers.
Directions: From Cedartown, take Hwy 27 south to by-pass. Turn left onto By-pass. Go over railroad tracks and turn right on first road to right. This will be Cason Road (which becomes Antioch Road and then Morgan Valley Road). Stay on this road for about 6 miles. Antioch Baptist Church will be on the left. Turn right onto Hightower Mountain Road. Go about 2 miles. The cemetery is in a field behind the old Hightower home.
GPS: 33.94914, -85.15508
Note: Taken from Polk County, Georgia Cemeteries, In the Corners of Forever, Volume I by Ralph and Jane Ayers.
“This cemetery is located on what now is the property of Ben Cochran but was originally the home and farm of Elias D. Hightower. This home has been remodeled but was an old colonial home at one time having columns that went from porch to the roof of the second floor. Carter’s have also lived in the home – they were relations. This cemetery looks to be about 50 square feet and is now open to the pasture of the Cochran’s farm. The cemetery is some distance behind the home on a little slope. Also located several miles further south of this home are the ruins of the one time Hightower Mills and the Falls, which was owed by Elias Hightower; a grist mill where corn and grain were ground on the lower floor and on the upper floor was a woolen mill”.
|Anderson, H.M.||1 Nov 1854||9 Jan 1907||Top of marker lying on ground; add'l|
|Bullock, Martha S.||22 Oct 1880||22 Jun 1887||d/o A.G & A.M. Bullock; add'l|
|Carter, Daniel N.||24 Jan 1868||16 Feb 1892||s/o E.C & M.A. Carter; marker off base|
|Carter, E.C.||1 Jul 1837||9 Oct 1906|
|Carter, E.D.||11 Jul 1860||13 Sep 1891||s/o E.C & M.A. Carter|
|Carter, E.R.||23 Jul 1865||22 Oct 1950|
|Carter, Lille||8 Aug 1878||25 Nov 1929|
|Carter, Mattie A.||5 Jun 1841||8 Feb 1910||add'l|
|Darden, William F.||7 Mar 1817||25 Jun 1884||Masonic emblem on marker; marker broken since last survey in 2005|
|Flanegan, Emery A.||2 Jul 1866||18 Sep 1866||add'l|
|Flanegan, Hattie S.||25 Jan 1847||18 Sep 1882|
|Gresham, Lizzie Bell||11 Apr 1881||16 Mar 1886||d/o H.M. & Bell Gresham; unsure of dates; hard to read; dates from 2005 survey: 11 Jun 1897 - 10 Jul 1898|
|Hightower, Archie J.||10 Aug 1867||28 Aug 1873||s/o T.M. & L.E. Hightower; foot marker|
|Hightower, Elias D.||13 Sep 1808||4 May 1892||add'l|
|Hightower, Elias G.||1 Nov 1850||15 Aug 1852||s/o F.D. & M.A. Hightower|
|Hightower, Mary A.||17 Nov 1813||10 July 1887||w/o E.D. Hightower|
|Jefferson, John Thomas||17 Feb 1863||3 Jan 1888||[Marker NF; info from 2005 survey|
|Stephenson, G.||24 Sep 1895||24 Oct 1895||Marker is in pieces|
|Stephenson, Ina||27 Jan 1897||3 Feb 1897||Marker is in pieces|
|Wright, B.F.||16 Sep 1820||12 May 1880|
|Wright, Mary E. Jenkins||5 Nov 1822||9 May 1894||w/o B.F. Wright; marker off base|