Myrtle Hill: One of Rome's Seven (Cont"d).


Outstanding points of interest to see at Myrtle Hill are:

(1) Confederate Cemetery - 377 graves.

(2) Grave of Colonel Daniel R. Mitchell, one of the founders of Rome.

(3) Grave of Major Zachariah Branscomb Hargrove, another founder of Rome. (The final resting place of the third founder, Philip Walker Hemphill, is unknown, as he moved from Rome. His first wife and two daughters are buried at the rear of the "Home on the Hill" which he built and where he entertained the other two men and drew up plans for the City of Rome, this house is on the Darlington campus and is the home of the school's President).

(4) Confederate monument at top of Myrtle Hill was erected by the Women of Rome to the memory of soldiers of Floyd County who died in defense of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865.

(5)Grave of Ellen Axon Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson, and the only wife of a United States President buried in Georgia.

(6) Confederate Park - monument to General Nathan B. Forrest, monument to Women of the Confederacy, both erected by U.D.C. Chapter of Rome. Near these is the grave of Private First Class Charles W. Graves, killed in France and returned to this country on March 29, 1922. It was decided to choose a body of a soldier to represent the "known dead" and the name of PFC Graves was chosen. A small Memorial Park honors these three on the lower level of Myrtle Hill on South Broad Street.

(7) Monument to John Sevier who came to the defense of our little settlement on the Coosa about 200 years ago, and in the battle the Indian Chief King Fisher was killed. Xavier Chapter, D.A.R. placed this granite marker on the southwest corner of Myrtle Hill in 1901.

Myrtle Hill is located at the South end of Broad Street The Following map will show where these sites are located on myrtle hill.

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