Stroud Family Cemetery GPS 33 26.242N 83 58.639W El. 749 Ft.
This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Henry County. William Richard Stroud came to this area as a pioneer in 1811 before Henry County was even established. He would serve in the War of 1812. He and his family came here from South Carolina with the Hooten family who would settle north of him. The Bryan family would also settle just northeast of him. These three families would be the first to settle on this side of the South River. There is also another grave in the cemetery of J.W. Bailey who was a survivor of the Cherokee Indian War of 1838. He was in Horton’s Co. I Ga. Militia. The cemetery needs some cleaning and there are several fieldstones here. The uncle of William a Mr. Yerby Stroud who also served in the War of 1812 is also buried here. This site should be better maintained by the county as it is a true historical site for the county. The cemetery is located on Stroud Road. On close examination of the gravesite of Yerby Stroud one can see a stone with particular cross engraved into it. This cross is a sign of the Knights Templar. This adds more historical value to the site. This is a keystone to something they brought here from the old country.