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Address: Great Exuma
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Tombstones of an overseer and his wife who lived during slavery times.

Tombstones of an overseer and his wife who lived during slavery times.

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Its a small burial ground with very old tombs in the ground. Stickers everywhere but we really liked being able to walk around and see it.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
Rebecca F
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Oklahoma
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Oklahoma
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Its a small burial ground with very old tombs in the ground. Stickers everywhere but we really liked being able to walk around and see it.

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Thank Rebecca F
southern USA
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Our tour guide brought us here on our way to the Tropic of Cancer beach. It was very interesting to learn a little of Exuma history. The tombs date from the late 1700's.

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NY
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Sorry, we ran out of there. The mosquitos were vicious. So, I can't say that much about the tomb. I'd like to know more about the mother and child buried there because it sounded interesting; but I must say that the tomb was from the 1800s. We have older graveyards in Manhattan. Still, it might be interesting if you go... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The solemn tombs lay tribute to a family from the late 1700's. Interesting graveyard, epitaphs and tombs of a mother and child.

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We had met another couple and spent the day with them driving around visiting beaches. He wanted to make sure to visit the tombs. It's worth the visit to see something that has survived several hundred years and the Exuma people take pride in their history.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Not much to see and information is spotty but a nice place if you are on your way south. I would not drive JUST to see this spot. If drive past this, there is another cemetery at the end of the road with a beautiful view.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

I personally love history so to enjoy historical site throughout Great Exuma was fascinating. Check out this site.

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Halfmoon Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Interesting history on the island, accessible and informative except for one site. It was a bit of a treasure hunt to go to all of the Historic sites.

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Coaldale, Ab
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

The Rolle Town tombs isn't the easiest place to find as there are very few signs-this goes for almost all the attractions on the Island. It is a quiet place with 3 impressive tombs. A Large one for his wife, a smaller one for himself, and a very small one for the child. It is amazing that you can still... More 

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Little Exuma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

An overseer and his wife, from the time of slavery, are buried here. There are a couple of interesting bits of island history associated with the surname Rolle. The name arrived on the island in 1783, carried by the slaves that plantation owner Denys Rolle sent from Florida for the cotton plantation he owned, but chose not to reside at.... More 

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