Calling all history buffs!
Learn about the inhabitants of this Dunwoody family cemetery built in 1859 and home to almost 70 descendants.
Sitting quietly between a high rise hotel and a shopping center is a small cemetery that very few folks know about. The Stephen Martin cemetery is located in between Perimeter Expo, a retail development on Hammond Drive, and I-285. Access to this cemetery is off of Perimeter Center Pkwy just south of Hammond Drive. History reports that proximity of the cemetery to the proposed I-285 Interstate forced a slight rerouting of the interstate and Ashford-Dunwoody Road. An old road running along the south side of the cemetery is still visible today.
This family cemetery is home to 42 known burials and 29 other visible graves – mostly those of children (Per Franklin Garrett, 1933). The earliest known burial here was that of Francis Elizabeth Garrett Martin (1800-1847), while the most recent one was 1992.