United States of America, Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Lexington
Upson-Howard Place (Lexington, Georgia)
Persons associated with the garden include: Stephen Upson (former owner) and William King Howard (former owner, ca. 1903).
Georgia's 59th county was named for Stephen Upson, a noted Georgia lawyer. Born in 1784 or 1785 in Waterbury, Conn., Upson graduated from Yale University in 1804. Because of health reasons, he moved southerward -- first to Virginia, and then in 1807 to Lexington, Ga. Upson died in Aug. 1824 at age 40 and was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Lexington.
The folders include worksheets, a brief narrative history of the cemetery, and a photocopy of an article about the cemetery's history.