Hill: One of Rome's Seven
Outstanding points of interest to see at Myrtle
(1) Confederate Cemetery - 377
(2) Grave of Colonel Daniel R.
Mitchell, one of the founders of Rome.
(3) Grave of Major Zachariah Branscomb
Hargrove, another founder of Rome. (The final resting place of
the third founder, Philip Walker Hemphill, is unknown, as he
moved from Rome. His first wife and two daughters are buried at
the rear of the "Home on the Hill"
which he built and where he entertained the other two men and
drew up plans for the City of Rome, this house is on the
Darlington campus and is the home of the school's
(4) Confederate monument at top of
Myrtle Hill was erected by the Women of Rome to the memory of
soldiers of Floyd County who died in defense of the Confederate
States of America, 1861-1865.
(5)Grave of Ellen
Axon Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson, and the only
wife of a United States President buried in Georgia.
(6) Confederate Park - monument to
General Nathan B. Forrest, monument to Women of the
Confederacy, both erected by U.D.C. Chapter of Rome. Near these
is the grave of Private First Class Charles W. Graves, killed
in France and returned to this country on March 29, 1922. It
was decided to choose a body of a soldier to represent the
"known dead" and the name of PFC Graves was chosen. A small
Memorial Park honors these three on the lower level of Myrtle
Hill on South Broad Street.
(7) Monument to John Sevier who came
to the defense of our little settlement on the Coosa about 200
years ago, and in the battle the Indian Chief King Fisher was
killed. Xavier Chapter, D.A.R. placed this granite marker on
the southwest corner of Myrtle Hill in 1901.
Myrtle Hill is located
at the South end of Broad Street The Following map will show
where these sites are located on myrtle hill.