Why Is This Mausoleum in the Parking Lot of a Walmart in Decatur, Georgia?

posted: 08/04/16
by: Kelly McClure

Crowley Mausoleum. Amazingly enough, it's next to Wal-Mart and high school.

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One thing you wouldn't expect to see while parking your car at a Walmart is a creepy looking mausoleum, but that's exactly what you'll find if you ever visit the store in Decatur, Georgia.

The burial site was part of 500 acres purchased by James M. Crowley in the 1820s. When a huge portion of the land was sold to developers in the 60s an agreement was made to leave the graves untouched, and they were true to their word.

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