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Roswell Boy Scout uncovers historical marker



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Robbie Osborne stands by the Corinth Church and cemetery sign near North Coleman Road and Pine Grove Road. (click for larger version)
April 15, 2014
ROSWELL, Ga. — With only a historical marker and overgrown brush to mark the location of the original Corinth Church and cemetery on the corner of North Coleman and Pine Grove roads, Roswell High School student Robbie Osborne set out to clean up and reveal what if anything remained where this church was formed on July 23, 1886.

Using this project as part of his Eagle Scout requirements, Osborne along with some of his fellow Scouts from Troop 356, conducted a clean-up day that uncovered three potential gravesites. Roswell historian Michael Hitt said documentation of church activities at that location goes back to 1897. A wrought iron fence surrounded the burial site up until World War II. It is believed the one-room church building was demolished in 1968. As part of his project, Osborne is searching for information about the Corinth Church and cemetery.

Anyone with pictures or recollections about this landmark can contact the Roswell Historical Society at 770-992-1665 or societyrhs@bellsouth.net.

RN 04-17-14

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