Cemetery Restoration Could Lead to a Genealogy Tourist Attraction

Cyndi Brown has a column in The Daily News (Jacksonville, NC), Georgetown honors its history, heroes, about the Georgetown Renaissance Community Association working to clean up a cemetery that has 10 generations buried in it. The main benefit is to pay tribute to those buried there and make it easy to access for those with family members buried there, but a side benefit caught my eye:

“We’re trying to make it a historical sanctuary,” said Watson, noting that the cemetery could be a factor in driving tourism, particularly those tourists with an interest in history and those with an interest in genealogy.

“It’s 10 generations here. That’s a lot of people,” said Watson…

With genealogy becoming more and more popular, it’s starting to get noticed by communities, so why not use it as a selling point when doing projects such as this.

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