Tucked away behind a Warner Robins neighborhood lies a cemetery that dates back to 1831.

"When my son came out on a vandalism call and discovered Shiloh Cemetery he said you have to see this," said Dianne Wilcox, professor at Georgia Military College.

Vines, roots and down trees covered up many of the graves, that is until Wilcox, her students and cemetery caretakers started to uncover them.

"People that have trashed it like have left bottles and stuff out here. We're just helping clean off the graves, make it look respectful for the people that was buried out here," said Ashanti Ross.

Some people were buried in unmarked graves and over time they turned into sinkholes.

"If they're facing towards the rising of the sun, it is more than likely an unmarked grave, but there's no definite in that. But it is more than likely true that there's hundreds of unmarked graves out here," said Blake Fortner, student.

"When I first got here I was like oh no, I'm stepping on a grave and I didn't even know," said Ross.

Stepping on graves was almost inevitableduring the cleanup. Cosha Anderson, 23, said people buried there would appreciate the work being done.

"Even though they're not here to see it, their spirit is still here," she said.