This is a very old cemetery that is today inside the Magnolia Place Subdivision. There are two very important people buried here. One being Mr. Reuben Kelley who was one of the very first settlers in Henry County. Kelleytown gets it's name from him. The other is Henry F. Green who was in Co K 22nd GA Regt CSA and received the Southern Cross of Honor in 1911. He was wounded in the leg at the battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. This cemetery has received very serious damage at sometime in the recent past. There has been a drainage ditch dug through the cemetery. There are broken tombstones in the bottom of the ditch. This has been reported to the proper authorities with the County and the State. We are watching to see what happens with this cemetery as it is to be watched over by the County as it has no owner. It is a shame that these important people of our past have been disturbed. The ditch is quite wide and very deep and access to the cemetery would have to be gained from the property owners on either side of it to see the cemetery. Whom ever did this damage knew better and it is truly a shame that no one has found it until now. One would think that people in the area would have said something to the proper authorities when the damage had occurred or even that the County inspectors would have seen this damage. We will have further updates on the situation as we get the information.
Some of the members of the Cemetery Research Group visited the Kelley-Green Cemetery on January 15, 2010 to see if any changes had been made since contact was made with the local commissioner in the fall of 2008 & 2009 about repairing and filling in the ditch which is very dangerously close to some graves. One of these graves is of a Civil War Veteran who later received the Southern Cross of Honor. The cemetery had some of the tall brush removed at sometime but it is not clear as to who did the clearing. The ditch still remains and nothing has been done to it.