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University lecturer hopes to save a piece of Hall's past
Cemetery focus of group's efforts
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University of North Georgia lecturer Zac Miller photographs a marker Friday in Timber Ridge Cemetery in northeast Hall County. His camera has GPS, but for the grave-mapping project he hired out the job to a third party with more precision. - photo by NAT GURLEY
Zac Miller can’t be certain exactly how long Timber Ridge Cemetery has been in use, but he is sure of one thing: It holds the keys to a treasure trove of local history. Miller, a lecturer of geographic information science at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus, said the northeast Hall County cemetery dates at least to the early 19th century, and includes burial sites of Civil War and possibly Revolutionary War veterans. Miller said it is among the oldest cemeteries in the county.