Christ Church Frederica where worship has been continuous since 1736 and is probably the oldest church in Georgia. The church was established at Fort Frederica on St. Simons Island by English colonists under the command of General James Oglethorpe.
The church is surrounded by ancient and present day graves marked by large and small headstones of granite, alabaster, and marble.
The extensive grounds are carpeted with green grass and huge oaks hang heavy with Spanish moss. A few shrubs of azalea, camelia, and others dot the landscape. Several large gardenia were in bloom their scent held in the heavy air.
The oldest graves in the cemetary are unmarked ones known to date from 1796. The oldest marked grave located thus far is dated 1803.
We walked the grounds in the early afternoon not the best time for photographs due to the overhead sunlight.
My favorite headstone was this small gem with a sweet puppy perched on top, surely made in loving memory of someone's young child. I've told Gary I want to be cremated but after seeing this I wouldn't mind my ashes placed under some small sentiment at the base of an ancient oak.
Many old family plots were surrounded by low or high tabby walls. Tabby is a building material like cement made with lime, sand, water and crushed oyster shells.
To show you how large the oak trees on the grounds are I took this photo of Gary standing next to one. Gary is 6 foot 2 inches. I planned on Gary taking a photo of me but we forgot most likely fuzzy in our brains due to 98 degree weather and almost the same humidity.
Remember I mentioned getting the transmission fluid changed in our RV? Well it's leaking at the drain plug so we have to get it repaired and filled again. Since were half a day away from the first shop, we'll have to pay again for someone else to do it. Ugh. Luckily Gary noticed it leaking. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.