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A monument dedication will be held June 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Reid Cemetery. Submitted photo


Verbal information has been passed down from generation to generation that the West end of Reid Cemetery is the burial area of the slaves owned by the Reid families and their neighbors. Creek rocks were originally used as markers. Those have sunk or been removed for mowing purposes

It seems appropriate to honor those lives by being assured the area will not be used for future burials. 

The Reid Cemetery has purchased a stone commemorating those lives. 

The inscription reads: “In memory of those enslaved individuals buried here whose names are now known only to God. 

Let light perpetually shine upon them and may they rest in peace. Erected 2019”

A dedication of the stone will be held Sunday afternoon June 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the cemetery. A cookie and tea reception on the grounds will follow. 

All those interested in observing this honor are invited to attend. Reid Cemetery is located on Harmony Grove Road between Highway V and Highway KK.

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