Condor Family Cemetery
The Condor Family Cemetery and ruins of several outbuildings are located in Serenbe on the Coweta side of the property.
The area is marked with a sign that tells the following story:
According to family records belonging to descendants of the Condor family, the following information is available:
John Condor was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina May 3, 1806. On January 5, 1832 he married Emily Houston (born March 22, 1811).
In 1840, John purchased the farmland you are now standing on and moved his wife, Emily and their three children to Coweta County, Georgia. Three more children were born to this union prior to Emily’s death August 19, 1847.
Records do not indicate what Emily’s illness was, but she was nursed by Ann Smart (born June 5, 1823) who on October 11, 1849 married John Condor. John and Emily had eight children.
According to records and the inventory of John’s estate, he was a prosperous farmer who had a cotton gin on the farm. They grew some of the first Yates apples in the area and had the first registered Jersey herd of dairy cattle in Georgia. The family’s ingenuity is demonstrated by studying the ruins of the stone dairy house which was constructed of double rock walls with a space between the walls through which water from a nearby spring flowed, keeping the building cool for storing milk and butter.
John Condor made two trips a week by train to Atlanta to deliver his milk products. During one of those trips during the War Between the States, he was exposed to smallpox. He died on December 4, 1862 and is buried here.
The Cemetery on your left has the graves of:
If you follow the path beyond the cemetery, you will find standing two walls to the milk house, the large foundation of the barn in the side of the hill and stone piles from other out buildings. Please do not climb on the walls or disturb the rocks in any way.
To your left about 1,000 feet and atop the hill is the site of the plantation home which was destroyed in 1940 to avoid the “window tax.”