The cemetery dates back to 1826, and today the area is barely recognizable as a resting place.
Sam Massell — president of the Buckhead Coalition — believes the graves haven't been disturbed or paved over for any developments.
“There has absolutely been no building on top of graves,” said Mike Smith, who developed the Bluffs at Lenox for JBGL Atlanta Development.
Collins, who couldn't find her grandfather's headstone when she looked, realizes the headstone could possibly be somewhere in that pile of debris.
"I would hate to think that would have happened," she said. " ...I just don't know."