84 Graves Discovered Under Atlanta Golf Course
Not clear why golf course was built over cemetery
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted May 30, 2014 2:10 PM CDT
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(Newser) – When you're ready to tee off, you probably don't expect it's from above a dead body ... but as many as 84 graves have been uncovered beneath an Atlanta golf course. Locals told stories of a cemetery beneath the course, which was built in the 1930s, and the discovery of an old map led to those stories being verified. Researchers used ground-penetrating sonar to find the graves by locating air pockets two to four feet underground. The graveyard is thought to have been a cemetery for people who lived in poorhouses in the early 1900s, and it's not clear how or why the golf course was built over it.

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rbbiii
Jun 26, 2014 6:01 PM CDT
"Lost" my initial comment......used to play HS Varsitry matches at N. Fulton/Chastain ....... "back in the day"......rbb
rbbiii
Jun 26, 2014 5:58 PM CDT
O.K....."foind" it.....in the video it shows the "Northside Neighbor" headline that says "Chastain"......rbb
Karl
Jun 3, 2014 7:37 PM CDT
Did I miss the name of the course? Used to live in Atalanta, just curious.