||Discover the historical significance of who lies buried at
Coleman-Leigh-Warren Cemetery here
Thieves & Vandals
These open graves are not a
result of the second coming.
The walls tumbling down!
Destruction is everywhere.
Friends of Coleman-Leigh-Warren Cemetery
Vandals think they will find buried
treasure or bones beneath the
The Benjamin H. and Mary Ann
Holmes Warren obelisk lies toppled
next to the monument base.
Friends of Coleman-Leigh-Warren Cemetery Inc. was duly incorporated under the
laws of the State of Georgia on 06/20/2006 by the filing of articles of incorporation in
the Office of the Secretary of State and by the paying of fees as provided by Title 14
of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.
Notice of incorporation has been published in the appropriate legal organ of the county.
Now that the certificate of incorporation has been received, the initial filing listing the
officers of the new corporation will be filed within the
- Two rusted iron gates approximately 8'x7' each, were found leaning against
the cemetery brick walls during the week of The Masters golf tournament. It
is unknown who placed the gates at the cemetery or from where they came.
- Warren descendant Michele Rhodes Schaumann and Coleman descendant
Kitty Coleman Ward, were featured on the front page of The Augusta
Chronicle newspaper in an article, "As memories fade, history in cemeteries
often is forgotten," Saturday, April 8. Read this article. Thanks to Augusta
Chronicle Staff Reporter Kate Lewis, and Photographer Chris Thelen, for a
job well done.
- Friends of Coleman-Leigh-Warren Cemetery can be thankful there is one less
encroachment issue with which to be concerned. The City of Augusta has
removed the paramedic trailer from the burial ground. Pictures and more
Friends of Coleman-Leigh-Warren Cemetery becomes a Domestic
George L. Godman & Associates, Georgia Registered Land Surveyor,
completes cemetery property survey
A field survey of the 1.10 acre Coleman-Leigh-Warren cemetery was completed
December 7, 2005. The plat for that survey was completed on June 17, 2006 and is
now in our possession.
Many thanks to Robert Hunter (from the Warren family side) who initiated the
survey and carried through with the project to its completion. Also, a big thank you to
George L. Godman & Associates who conducted the field survey and produced the
The survey will serve as an important tool as we begin our restoration and
Begin asking yourself what lies beneath the ground in the rest of the 1.10 acre plot
outside that portion of the walled Coleman-Leigh-Warren portion of this 1.10 acre
tract. Surprising details to come at a later date. When it's all over, their is a distinct
possibility that Augusta-Richmond County history will need to be rediscovered in this
Grave slabs removed to warehouse
Local Richmond/Columbia County high school and Georgia Southern college students
moved Coleman, Leigh and Warren marble slabs and fragments to a more permanent
storage warehouse Saturday, June 24. The slabs and fragments had been moved to a
temporary location to safeguard from vandalism until a more permanent storage
facility could be located.