St. James Episcopal Cemetery

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If you are interested in murder mysteries and cemetery sites, Marietta City Cemetery on Powder Springs Rd is a beautiful old place. One of the well known graves is that of a young girl named Mary Phagan. And then on Frey’s Gin Rd is a plaque memorializing the man who was had been charged with her murder and when the Governor commuted his death sentence, a mad mob of men from Marietta broke him out of jail and legend has it that they were heading to Mary’s grave to hang him, but the sun came up so they hung him on Frey’s land.

Anyway…it’s an interesting story of a dark part of Marietta’s past.