Tue., September 8, 2009 1:39pm (EDT)

Cemetery's Future Stirs Fights
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Photo Courtesy of Suttonhoo.blogspot.com
Photo Courtesy of Suttonhoo.blogspot.com
A lawsuit is standing between a developer and the historic Atlanta cemetery he is trying to replace.

Mt. Olive Cemetery in the Buckhead neighborhood was once part of Macedonia Park, a black community first settled after the Civil War by former slaves.

Brandon Marshall bought the property in 2006 at auction, when the taxes went unpaid.

Elon Butts Osby has filed suit to stop Marshall from removing the cemetery.

Osby’s grandparents and uncle are buried at Mt. Olive.


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