City Cemetery in very bad shape - Some tombstones have been laid one upon another and some have just been discarded into stacks of what appears to be a trash pile. Broken markers throughout due to vandals as well as fireants galore. Quite a few markers are unreadable due to the type of marker so unless you know specifically where someone is buried it is virtually hopeless to look. I went in search of a couple of markers and had to leave since I was so saddened at the state of the cemetery.
downtown mcdonough was scores of beautiful antebellum and victorian homes. for those interested in architechture and southern culture the residental areas of mcdonough are worth visiting. see my mcdonough travelogue for some more examples.
courthouse square in downtown mcdonough is worth a visit when in the mcdonough area. the square is lined with shops, restaurants, and bars. when staying at the numerous road side motels on I-75 downtown mcdonough is worth the five minute side trip.
mcdonough's city cemetery is the final resting place of revolutionary war, civil war, world war II, korean war veterans and many prominent citizens of mcdonough. the city cemetery is also the final resting place of the victims of the great train wreak of 1900. the city cemetery has a very good collection of funerary art.
the henry county confederate civil war memorial is located on courthouse square near the henry county courthouse in downtown mcdonough. the memorial is a standing solder motif which is common in the south.
the henry county courthouse was built in 1897 in the romanesque revival style. the courthouse was designed by the architectural firm golucke & stewart. located on courthouse square this beautiful building is worth a look when in macdonough.