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Clapp's Factory Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia, deserves to be protected, cleaned up, and preserved. The cemetery served the people who worked at the Clapp's Factory (founded in the 1830s), most of whom lived in the Clapp's Factory village. The mill ceased operations in the mid-1880s and most of the folk moved away to find work elsewhere.

In 1916, the Columbus Water Works facility on River Road took in most of what was left of the village, and Oliver Dam was constructed in 1959 on the old mill site; what remained of the village was razed when J. R. Allen Parkway was put through in the 1980s. The last remnant of a once-thriving community, the cemetery is now bounded by the Riverwalk. Among those believed to be buried at Clapp's Factory Cemetery are area pioneers, Confederate soldiers and veterans, slaves, American Indians, and the poor. They are all a part of the heritage of Columbus, GA.

To be a part of this project, please join this list. If you have any family information you would like to share, please email Kemis Massey at: sobbygenealogy@knology.net.

Our volunteer, nonprofit organization is the Clapp's Factory Cemetery Preservation League. To join the organization, send $20 for an individual membership or $35 for a household membership. A year's membership includes a subcription (four issues) of our newsletter, the "Clapp's Factory Chronicle." Checks for membership dues or donations should be made payable to Clapp's Factory Cemetery Preserviation League (or CFCPL) and mailed to:

Clapp's Factory Cemetery Preservation League
P. O. Box 6406
Columbus, GA 31917-6406

Thank you for your support!

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  • Aug 6, 2002
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