The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Jefferson County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Jefferson County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Louisville Unknown location
  • Louisville Old Louisville Cemetery
  • Louisville Revolutionary War Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Jefferson County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      Howell Cobb (1772-1818) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga. Born in Granville County, N.C., August 3, 1772. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1807-12 (at-large 1807-09, 2nd District 1809-11, at-large 1811-12). Slaveowner. Died near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., May 27, 1818 (age 45 years, 297 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son of John Addison Cobb and Mildred (Lewis) Cobb; married, May 8, 1810, to Martha A. Jacquelin (Rootes) Rootes; uncle of Howell Cobb (1815-1868) and Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb; grandson of Howell Lewis; second cousin once removed of Meriwether Lewis and Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; second cousin twice removed of George Washington; third cousin of David Shelby Walker; third cousin once removed of Bushrod Washington, James David Walker and David Shelby Walker Jr.; fourth cousin of John Thornton Augustine Washington.
      Political families: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Jackson-Lee family; Demarest-Meriwether-Lewis family of New Jersey; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky; Washington-Walker family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Clay family of Kentucky; Lewis-Pollard family of Texas (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Unknown Location
    Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      James Meriwether (1755-1817) — of Georgia. Born in Albemarle County, Va., June 4, 1755. Georgia state comptroller general, 1799-1804. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., October 25, 1817 (age 62 years, 143 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of David Meriwether (1726-1772) and Mary (Weaver) Meriwether; married, May 22, 1790, to Susannah Hatcher; father of James Archibald Meriwether; first cousin of David Meriwether (1755-1822); first cousin once removed of Meriwether Lewis, James Meriwether (1788-1852) and David Meriwether (1800-1893); first cousin twice removed of George Rockingham Gilmer, Reuben Handy Meriwether and Frances Meriwether (who married Anson Rainey); second cousin five times removed of Arthur Sidney Demarest; third cousin of Theodorick Bland; third cousin once removed of John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; third cousin twice removed of Nathaniel Beverly Tucker.
      Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).

    Old Louisville Cemetery
    Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
    Herschel V. Johnson Herschel Vespasian Johnson (1812-1880) — also known as Herschel V. Johnson — of Georgia. Born near Farmer's Bridge, Burke County, Ga., September 18, 1812. Democrat. U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1848-49; state court judge in Georgia, 1849, 1873-80; candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1853; Governor of Georgia, 1853-57; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1860; delegate to Georgia secession convention, 1861; Senator from Georgia in the Confederate Congress, 1863-65; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1865. Slaveowner. Died near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., August 16, 1880 (age 67 years, 333 days). Interment at Old Louisville Cemetery.
      Johnson County, Ga. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)

    Revolutionary War Cemetery
    Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia
    Politicians buried here:
      James Gunn (1753-1801) — of Georgia. Born in Virginia, March 13, 1753. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Georgia, 1787; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1789-1801. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., July 30, 1801 (age 48 years, 139 days). Interment at Revolutionary War Cemetery.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS James Gunn (built 1942 at Baltimore, Maryland; scrapped 1970) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Roger Lawson Gamble (1787-1847) — of Georgia. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., 1787. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; cotton planter; member of Georgia state legislature, 1820; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1833-35, 1841-43; superior court judge in Georgia, 1845-47. Slaveowner. Died in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., December 20, 1847 (age about 60 years). Interment at Revolutionary War Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial

  • "Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
    The Political Graveyard

    The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 320,919 politicians, living and dead.
      The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1969) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions; (6) Americans who served as "honorary" consuls for other nations before 1950. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for Political Graveyard purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
      The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
      Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
      The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/GA/JF-buried.html.  
      Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
      If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
    Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2023 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
    Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 8, 2023.

Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]