Historic Macedonia African Cemetery –
Near the corner of Medlock Bridge Rd and State Bridge Rd is an under-appreciated historical site.
It is a point of contention between St Ives neighbors, and the billboard company, as they petition to erect a HUGE sign nearby. Within 500 feet is (against state law).
Below is an article that someone wrote about the cemetery many years ago.
Source: Sharon Flanagan, November 13, 1997
Thanks to good work of the St Ives neighbors in 1998, they successfully had Fulton County use eminent domain to maintain and protect the cemetery.
Unfortunately, when we became the City of Johns Creek, the cemetery has been neglected and is currently a dumping site and homeless encampment.
To no avail, the City has not responded to why they have neglected this cemetery and not sought to pursue legal title and to transfer maintenance rights to preserve the history.
We advocate their position changes in the short future.
UPDATE: The City has cleaned up the cemetery.
Have you visited the Historic Macedonia African Cemetery?