Published on 10/06/11

Cemeteries tour set by Rock Eagle 4-H Center

By Sharon Dowdy

A tour of Union Chapel United Methodist Church’s historic cemeteries has been set for Saturday, Oct. 15, by the Rock Eagle 4-H Center Environmental Education program.

After a short hike from the 4-H center to the cemeteries, participants will learn the art of gravestone rubbing and epitaph writing. The program will include a discussion of the symbolism and customs inherent in a Southern folk cemetery. The program includes a visit to Rock Eagle’s Natural History Museum.

The tour is appropriate for all ages and cost $5 per person. The tour begins at 9:30 a.m. and lasts two hours. Advanced registration is required.

For more information, contact Matt Hammons at (706) 484-2862 or A complete list of Saturday at the Rock sessions may be found online at

Sharon Dowdy is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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