Grantville City Cemetery - Grantville, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 14.178 W 084° 49.795
16S E 702197 N 3679583
Quick Description: Grantville City Cemetery located on Griffin Street, Grantville, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2009 11:19:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM5M4Q
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
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Long Description:
Grantville City Cemetery located on Griffin Street, Grantville, GA.

Fairly larger city cemetery with 1 to 2 thousand graves.

Gravesite of Lt.(JG) Thomas E. Zellars -- Namesake of USS Zellers DD 777


Grantville native Thomas E. Zellars (1898-1924) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1920 and reported for duty aboard the USS Mississippi. As turret commander he rose to the rank of lieutenant. In 1924, an explosion and fire engulfed his turret. Zellars and 47 others were killed but not before he opened a flood valve on a burning powder train - an act that saved the ship and its crew. In 1944, Naval destroyer USS Zellars DD 777 was launched in Zellars honor. It went on to serve in both WW II and the Korean War receiving five battle stars. The ship was decommissioned in 1971.


Erected by The Georgia Historical Society and the City of Grantville.
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