Tucker Heritage Tour This Sunday

Goza family grave site at Old Fellowship Cemetery. A Founding Family of Tucker.
Goza family grave site at Old Fellowship Cemetery. A Founding Family of Tucker.
The Founding Families of Tucker Tour 
Visit Historic Cemeteries, This Sunday, 3/2/14, 11am-5pm  

Printable map and brochure available on line at Tucker Civic Association's website below:

Did you know some of Tucker’s founding families were an integral part of the Battle of Atlanta during the Civil War? Thousands of Sherman’s troops and cavalry stayed in Tucker and marched down the same streets we drive every day.

Come experience our rich history and learn about the brave pioneers who established Tucker in the early 1800s. They settled their families here, built our roads, churches, schools, and buried their relatives in small grave plots all over Tucker.  

Many Founding Families of Tucker cemeteries will not be in Tucker proper if proposed cityhood bills and neighboring cities continue to demand parts of Tucker. These historic founding family gravesites will be located in Lakeside, Clarkston, Briarcliff, and Stone Mountain, NOT in the town they established. This historic cemetery tour acknowledges our past, present, and hopes for the future. 

WHAT: Tour ancient cemetery plots of our historic community. Wear good walking shoes! Please show respect and walk carefully around the properties so as not to disturb any grave sites or markers. 
WHERE: Meet at The Old Tucker Fountain, 2329 Main Street, Tucker, GA 
WHEN: Anytime between 11am and 5pm, Sunday, March 2, 2014 
WHY: To view historic books written about Tucker, receive your tour map (please print from home if possible), meet some of Tucker’s Founding Family descendants, have a bite to eat at the Old Tucker Fountain, & meet with members of the Tucker Historical Society, Tucker2014, and Tucker Civic Assn. 
HOW: It’s a self-guided “Sunday Drive” tour, so after visiting the Old Tucker Fountain, enjoy your historic drive through Tucker.  

Printable maps and brochure located here: www.tuckercivic.org/foundingfamiliestour  

Highlights Include: 
- Tour ten specific cemeteries and small family grave plots 
- Visit the home of one of Tucker’s Founding Families, The Johns Homestead, dating back to 1828. Clarkston’s annexation plan includes Johns Homestead. The Homestead is now a 50-acre park with newly blazed hiking trails through old-growth forests down to Twin Brothers Lakes. 
- Bound historic books about Tucker available for viewing and purchase at Old Tucker Fountain. 

Politics aside, this is going to be a great day to learn about one of Greater Atlanta’s most historically significant communities. 

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