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Gordon County Parks & Recreation

7494 Fairmount Hwy • Calhoun, GA 30701

(706) 602-4435

Gordon County’s Sonoraville Recreation Complex is a 79 acre park featuring 6 lighted tennis courts, 4 lighted baseball fields, 2 soccer fields, a lighted football field, a skate-park, 2 playgrounds, picnic pavilions and a community center with a 2 basketball court gymnasium, fitness center, 3 community rooms, concessions stand and locker rooms. The Harold “Ooky” Faith Memorial Park is a 10 acre park located on Belwood Road that consists of a 1.5 mile lighted asphalt walking loop trail around a pond, two gazebos and fenced playground.

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Resaca Confederate Cemetery

The first Confederate Cemetery to be dedicated in the nation and the final resting place of 451 soldiers who died in the Battle of Resaca. During the war, Col. John F. Green and his family were forced to flee their home in Resaca. They returned to dead Confederate soldiers still lying on the battlefield area. Col. Green's daughters Mary and Pyatt were upset by the sight and decided to collect the bodies and give them proper graves. Their father gave them 2.5 acres of land to use as a cemetery. Mary Green started the cemetery in July 1866 without any money. The cemetery was dedicated at the end of October, and all debts were paid by the end of December 1866. Open daily dawn-dusk. Free admission....

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