|Argentina, Buenos Aires — La Recoleta Cemetery — Cementerio de la Recoleta|
|This plot was part of the lands donated by don Fernando de Valdez e Incian and his wife Gregoria de Herrera y Hurtado to the secluded order for the construction of the adjoining Convent and Church. The friars had their orchard here until the order was expelled in 1822 due to the Ecclesiastical Reform.
The same year, the French engineer Prospero Catelin was commissioned the design of a public cemetery, inaugurated on November 17th in 1881, the city mayor Torcuato de Alvear entrusted . . . — Map (db m79382) HM|
|Brazil, Distrito Federal, Brasilia — Memorial JK — JK Memorial — [President Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, the founder of Brasilia]|
| In Portuguese:
Projeto do arquiteto Oscar Niemeyer foi inaugurado em 12 de setembro de 1981 em homenagem a Juscelino Kubischek de Oliveira, fundador de Brasilia. Abriga biblioteca com trēs mil volumes que pertenceram a JK, atém de objetos pessoais, fotos, videos e vários documentos. Os painéis da recepção e da câmara mortuaria são obras de Althos Bulcão. O vitral que se encontra acima da uma funerária é de autoria da artista francesa Marianne Peretti. A estátua de JK esculpid por . . . — Map (db m26590) HM|
|British Columbia (C), Victoria — Isabella Mainville Ross — Born Jan. 10, 1808 • Died in Victoria April 23, 1885 — Here Lies|
She came here in 1843 with her husband, Chief Trader Charles Ross, who was in charge of building Fort Victoria. After his death she bought the land upon which you are standing for a farm. By so doing she became the first woman to own land in what is now British Columbia. — Map (db m74825) HM|
|British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Colwood — Colwood Pioneer Cemetery|
|The Colwood Pioneer Cemetery was established in the 1890's on land donated by Alfred Thomas Peatt. Originally the site included St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church. The Colwood Women's Institute maintained the cemetery from 1925 to 1993, and then responsibility was transferred to the City of Colwood.
This cairn is a generous gift of the Acres and Aubrey families of Colwood in loving memory of Bert and Agnes Parker. — Map (db m72869) HM|
|British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Oak Bay — Chinese Cemetery — Le Cimetière Chinois|
|This place, chosen by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in 1903 for its harmonized elements of Nature expressing the principles of "feng shui", is a significant legacy of the first Canadians of Chinese origin. Traditionally it was a sanctuary of temporary repose before final interment in China, a pattern which reflected the early aspirations of these immigrants to return to their homeland. After the Sino-Japanese war broke out in 1937, it was no longer possible to ship remains . . . — Map (db m72874) HM|
|British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Chinese Cemetery|
Before 1903 the remains of early Chinese immigrants were buried in the low-lying, southwestern corner of Ross Bay cemetery. This area was often flooded after a heavy rainstorm. In the early 1900s, high winds and waves eroded a few waterfront Chinese graves, exposing coffins and sweeping away their remains. In 1903 the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) purchased this site for a cemetery.
Traditional Chinese burial practices had the remains exhumed after seven years, the . . . — Map (db m75449) HM|
|British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — George and Isabella Pottinger|
Came with their five children from Papa Westray, Orkney Isl[ands]. aboard the sailing ship Knight Bruce via Cape Horn. Arrived at Victoria on 24 Dec 1864 after 180 days at sea. — Map (db m74706) HM|
|British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Kakehashi — In Honour and Memory of Pioneers from Japan|
This memorial commemorates the 150 Victorians of Japanese descent who are buried in this historic cemetery, beginning in 1887.
During the 1940's, when no person of Japanese descent was allowed to remain within 100 miles of the West Coast, many grave markers deteriorated or were vandalized.
This monument is dedicated to the early immigrants from Japan whose courage and endurance made our lives in Canada possible.
[Japanese script on reverse]
August 1999 — Map (db m74695) HM|
|British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Lorne Lewis — Here Lies|
Born in New Bedford
Massachussets [sic] in 1814
Died in Victoria in 1912
while a resident of
the Old Men's Home
He came to Victoria from California in 1858 and was appointed by Governor James Douglas as a police constable but racial prejudice made his job difficult. Later he served for many years as district constable on the Songhees Indian Reserve and afterwards was a member of the British Columbia Provincial Police. — Map (db m74829) HM|
|British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Minnie Victoria Robertson|
[Born] December 7th, 1870,
Drowned Ellice Bridge Disaster
May 26th, 1896 — Map (db m74701) HM|
|British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Right Reverend George Hills, D.D.|
First Bishop of British Columbia
who resigned after completing
nearly 34 years of untiring and
laborious work in this colony
He died at Parham Vicarage,
on December 10th 1895
and was buried 14th December
in the churchyard of that parish.
'Blessed are the pure of heart;
for they shall see God.'
Matt. V. — Map (db m74752) HM|
|British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Sahsima|
Sahsima, meaning "harpoon", was the original name identified by Songhees elder James Fraser for the point where the Chinese Cemetery is located. Hayls the Transformer, with spirit companions Raven and Mink, came by in his canoe, frightening away the seal the harpooner had been stalking. The harpooner rebuked them. Hayls turned him to stone as he stood there poised to throw the harpoon, saying, "You'll be boss for seals...from Sooke to Namaimo."
Artwork by Charles Elliott, Temoseng
BC 150 Years, 2008 — Map (db m75313) HM|
|British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — The Children’s Graves|
|Soon after the Helmckens moved into their new log house in 1853, Cecilia gave birth to a baby boy ‘before the doors had been hung”, as Dr Hemcken later recalled.
Later Dr Helmcken wrote: “ When he was about a month or two old we found him dead in the bed one morning. The anguish felt at this time is indescribable.... The poor little fellow was buried in the garden where the holly now grows – close by out bedroom window. An oval of white daisies were planted around with a . . . — Map (db m48930) HM|
|British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — William (Billy) Barker — 1817 - 1894|
Baptized: March, Cambridgeshire, England
June 7 1817
Died: Victoria, B.C., Canada
July 11, 1894
On August 17 of 1862, Barker struck gold at 52 feet on Williams Creek, Cariboo. The town of Barkerville bears his name. Like many miners he was soon broke, but Barker continued to mine and prospect throughout the Cariboo for the rest of his life.
The fabulous wealth of the Cariboo mines laid the foundation for British Columbia. With this monument, Billy Barker is honoured as a builder . . . — Map (db m74827) HM|
|British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — William Edgar Oliver — In Loving Memory of|
First Reeve of Oak Bay Municipality 1906
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, January 19, 1867
Died at Cowichan Lake, August 9, 1920
Beloved Husband of
Mary Eleanor Ward Oliver (1869-1959)
Installed 2006 - Oak Bay Centennial — Map (db m74750) HM|
|New Brunswick (Saint John County), Saint John — Irish Immigrant Memorial|
|This Celtic cross, erected in 1967 by descendants of the Irish settlers, is a half scale replica of a cross which stands on Partridge Island in Saint John Harbour.
A reproduction of the plaque on the original cross is shown below.
This monument was erected in memory of more than 2000 Irish immigrants who died of typhus fever contracted on shipboard during the voyage from Ireland during the famine year 1847, and of whom 600 were buried in this island.
This cross also commemorates . . . — Map (db m78253) HM|
|New Brunswick (Saint John County), Saint John — Saint John’s Original Burial Ground — Le premier cimetière de Saint John|
Saint John’s original burial ground was established on this site shortly after the landing of the United Empire Loyalists in 1783. After its closure as a cemetery in 1845, the site became a memorial garden with tree lined walkways and flower beds.
For upwards of 100 years it remained a unique place of beauty in the centre of a busy industrial city. However time and neglect gradually took their toll and by the late 1900’s the burial ground was in a state of disrepair.
In . . . — Map (db m77518) HM|
|Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 10, Newfoundland and Labrador (Labrad), L'Anse-au-Loup — L’Anse Amour Burial — Site funéraire de l’anse Amour|
This mound of rocks is the earliest known funeral monument in the new world and marks the burial place of an Indian child who died about 7500 years ago. The Maritime Archaic people, to whom the child belonged, occupied this area between 9000 and 3500 years ago. The body was covered with red ochre, wrapped in skins or birch bark, and placed in a large pit 1.5 metres deep. Fires were lit on either side of the body, and several spearheads of stone and bone placed beside the . . . — Map (db m79551) HM|
|Nova Scotia (Annapolis County), Annapolis Royal — Cemeteries — Les Cimetières|
Two cemeteries are located in this burial ground: the earlier Acadian parish cemetery and the later Church of England cemetery. The wooden markers once placed on most of the graves have long since decayed. The gravestones that remain represent only a small portion of the burials here.
Starting in the middle 1600s, the Roman Catholic parish of St. Jean Baptiste located its cemetery in this area. Acadians from the Port-Royal area, French soldiers and administrators along with . . . — Map (db m78605) HM|
|Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Carved in Stone — Pierres gravées|
These gravestones were all carved by hand, using chisels and wooden mallets. Many of the old slate stones were quarried and carved around Massachusetts Bay, and shipped to Halifax before the American Revolution. By the 1770s local stone carvers were making gravestones from a poorer quality local slate (or “ironstone”). Most gravestones carved after 1820 are plain, massive sandstone.
The images or symbols can be a clue to age. Older stones show symbols of . . . — Map (db m77782) HM|
|Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Deadman's Island|
|These men died in captivity while serving the United States of America on land and sea during the War of 1812. They lie in unmarked graves here on Deadman's Island.|
Followed by a list of 188 men identified by Name, Rank, Ship/Unit, and Date of Death. — Map (db m44062) HM
|Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Fairview Lawn Cemetery — Titanic|
|Established in 1893, this non-denominational burial ground was originally known as the Green Lawn Cemetery. In 1894, the Fairview Lawn Cemetery Ltd. took over management of the cemetery which it operated for 50 years. Unable to fulfill its commitments with regard to the care and upkeep, the company handed over the cemetery responsibilities to the City of Halifax. On January 13, 1944, it was incorporated into the City of Halifax as the Fairview Lawn Cemetery. A number of famous Canadians are . . . — Map (db m77857) HM|
|Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Halifax and RMS Titanic — Halifax et le RMS Titanic|
|English Here, in Halifax, lie the remains of 150 victims of one of history’s most tragic maritime disasters. Just before midnight on 14 April 1912, the White Star liner RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. The majestic ship sank in less than three hours with the loss of close to 1,500 lives. In the aftermath of the sinking, White Star chartered three ships from Halifax and one from St. John’s to search for the dead. Of the 328 recovered, many were buried at sea. . . . — Map (db m77852) HM|
|Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Major General / Major-Général Robert Ross 1766-1814|
Major General Ross sailed to North America in the summer of 1814 from the Peninsular War against France to command the British army on the east coast of the United States, opening a second front to relieve the pressure on the Niagara Peninsula. He personally lead the British troops ashore and marched through Maryland to attack the Americans at Bladensberg on August 24, 1814. From Bladensberg Ross captured Washington D.C. and burned the public buildings of the city, . . . — Map (db m77877) HM|
|Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Mr. John Samwell — Mr. William Stevens|
|On your left near this spot lie the remains of … / À votre gauche, près d’ici se trouvent les restes de ….
Mr. / M. John Samwell
Midshipman / Aspirant de marine • 1797-1813
Mr. / M. William Stevens
Boatswain / Maître de manoeuvre • 1757-1813
Sacred to the Memory
Of Mr John Samwell Midshipman of HMS Shannon who red at the nav(e)l hospital on the 13 of June 1813 aged 18 years Also Mr William Stevens boatswain of . . . — Map (db m77897) HM|
|Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Old Burying Ground — 1749 - 1844|
|This land was set aside as a common burial ground outside the stockade of the new fortified town of Halifax
First grave dug June 21, 1749
Granted to St. Paul’s Church June 17, 1793
Closed to burials August 18, 1844
Welsford-Parker Monument dedicated July 17, 1860 — Map (db m77743) HM|
|Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Old Burying Ground — Le Vieux Cimetière|
The Old Burying Ground, which contains more than 1,200 head and footstones, constitutes a unique concentration of gravestone art. A rich variety of styles, poignant images and carving skill is reflected in these old stones. The winged skulls and the winged heads, or soul effigies, are exceptional. Used by all denominations, the Old Burying Ground served the city of Halifax from 1749 until its closure in 1844. Fenced and landscaped in the 1860s, it was restored as a park and . . . — Map (db m77784) HM|
|Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — The Old Burying Ground — Le Vieux cimetière communal|
In this common burial ground lie many of the first citizens of Halifax, their descendants and men of the British Army and the Royal Navy who were stationed here. First opened in 1749, the year Halifax was founded, it was used until 1844. During that period, over 12,000 men, women, and children were buried here; fewer than 10% of their graves are marked.
The graveyard was granted to St. Paul’s in 1793 and the church has maintained it ever since. Unfortunately, natural . . . — Map (db m77783) HM|
|Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — The Welsford Parker Monument — Le Monument Welsford-Parker|
|English This monument was erected in 1860 in memory of Major A.F. Welsford and Captain W.B.C.A. Parker. These two Halifax men both perished during the Crimean War. In September of 1855 they participated in the assault on the Great Redan, part of the eastern defenses of Sebastopol.
George Laing is credited with contracting this rare pre-Confederation war memorial. Laing also built the Federal Building in Halifax (now restored as the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia). Funds for the . . . — Map (db m77744) HM|
|Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Why Aren’t We Americans? • Pourquoi ne sommes-nous pas des Américains? — The Old Burying Ground Remembers The War of 1812-1814 • Le vieux cimetière souvient de la guerre de|
| This marker may be conveniently divided into three section; left, center and right. The center sections is presented first.
We are not Americans because of the service men like the sailors and soldiers, casualties of the War of 1812, buried in this historic burying ground. They fought and died at sea and ashore to prevent the United States’ invasion and annexation of our country.
Grâce aux hommes comme les marins et . . . — Map (db m78073) HM|
|Ontario (Brant County), Oakland — The Battle of Malcolm’s Mills — 1814|
|In October, 1814, an invading American force of about 700 men under Brigadier-General Duncan McArthur advanced rapidly up the Thames Valley. He intended to devastate the Grand River settlements and the region around the head of Lake Ontario which supplied British forces on the Niagara frontier. McArthur reached the Grand, and after an unsuccessful attempt to force a crossing, attacked a body of some 150 militia here at Malcolm’s Mills (Oakland) on November 6th. Canadian forces, comprising . . . — Map (db m78341) HM|
|Ontario (Chatham-Kent), Dresden — Josiah Henson — (1789 - 1883)|
After escaping to Upper Canada from slavery in Kentucky, the Reverend Josiah Henson became a conductor of the Underground Railroad and a force in the abolition movement. The founder of the Black settlement of Dawn, he was also an entrepreneur and established a school, the British-American Institute. His fame grew after Harriet Beecher Stowe stated that his memoirs published in 1849 had provided “conceptions and incidents” for her extraordinarily popular novel, . . . — Map (db m78377) HM|
|Ontario (Essex County), Amherstburg — Simon Girty U.E. — 1741 - 1818|
|Girty's life crossed cultural boundaries between native and white societies on the frontier of American settlement. In 1756 his family was captured by a French-led native war party in Pennsylvania. Simon was adopted by the Seneca, then repatriated in 1764. An interpreter at Fort Pitt (Pittsburgh), he became an intermediary with native nations. In 1778, dismayed over rebel policy on the natives, Girty fled to Detroit. During the Revolutionary War and subsequent conflicts in the Ohio Valley, he . . . — Map (db m34688) HM|
|Ontario (Hamilton), Stoney Creek — Billy Green Monument|
|[Text on West Side of Monument]:
In Memory Of
Who led British troops
in surprise night
attack winning decisive
Battle of Stoney Creek.
Born Feb. 4, 1794
Died Mar. 15, 1877
[Text on North Side of Monument]:
In Memory Of
Who gave the password
to Billy Green who in
turn gave it
to Gen. Harvey
Burlington Heights . . . — Map (db m56822) HM|
|Ontario (Hamilton), Stoney Creek — The Battlefield of Stoney Creek|
|The Battlefield of Stoney Creek
6th June 1813
In memory of 20 good and true King's Men who,
in fighting in defence of their country, died
and were buried on this knoll.
This revised inscription and stone re-dedicated
June 6th 1956
Her Majesty's Army & Navy Veteran's Society of
Hamilton — Map (db m56798) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), Fort Erie — Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn|
|[Text on the base of the Cairn];
Here are buried
150 British Officers and Men
Who fell in the attack on Fort Erie
On the 26th day of August, 1814, and three
of the defenders, men of the United States
Infantry, whose remains were discovered
during the restoration of Fort Erie,
1938 & 1939
[Text on first of 2 plaques mounted on the Cairn]:
In Memory of the
Officers and Seamen of
the Royal Navy, The Off-
icers, Non commissioned
Officers and . . . — Map (db m54139) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Charles Green — 1740 - 1827 — United Empire Loyalist|
|“If the captain wants me, he may come himself and if he does I will shoot him.”
With these words, Charles Green refused induction into the N. Jersey rebel militia. Imprisoned, he escaped and joined the “King’s Rangers” a loyalist unit. He “suffered very considerably both in person and property”. At war’s end he walked from N. Jersey leading his wife and two children on horseback. His wife Rebekah, buried next to him, gave birth eight days later to a . . . — Map (db m75879) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Edgeworth Ussher, Esq.|
|Edgeworth Ussher, Esq.
November 16, 1838
Here rests, in the hope of a joyful
resurrection, the mortal remains of
Edgeworth Ussher, Esq., whose devotion
to his sovereign and exertions in the
cause of his country at a critical period
of the history of Canada, marked him out
as an object for the vengeance of the
enemies of peace and good order by
whom he was cruelly assassinated in the
night of 16th November, 1838, in his own
house near Chippawa at the early age . . . — Map (db m75852) HM WM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Indian Ossuary|
|200 yards north west of the
highest point was situated the
largest Indian Ossuary yet
discovered in the Province.
First discovered in 1828.
Bones and sand removed in 1908. — Map (db m75853) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Laura Secord|
|[Front Side of the Monument]:
the name and fame of
who walked alone nearly 20
miles by a circuitous difficult
and perilous route, through woods
and swamps and over miry roads
to warn a British outpost at
DeCew’s Falls of an intended attack
and thereby enabled Lt. FitzGibbon
on the 24th June 1813, with less
than 50 men of H.M. 49th Regt.,
about 15 militiamen and a small
force of Six Nations and other . . . — Map (db m49694) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Ruth Redmond — 1903 - 1999|
|Ruth Redmond was a teacher at nearby Stamford Collegiate from 1926 to 1967.
In 1954, Miss Redmond began purchasing properties that were adjacent to her home here on the north side of Lundy's Lane. This valuable land was part of the Lundy's Lane Battleground from the War of 1812. Her sole objective was to protect this historic ground from commercial development. Miss Redmond beautified much of her property with lovely flower gardens in memory of "her boys" - those who had perished in the . . . — Map (db m57035) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — Soldier's Monument — Lundy's Lane|
|[Front Side of Monument]:
Erected by the
in honour of the victory
gained by the
British & Canadian Forces
on this field on the
25th day of July, 1814
and in grateful remembrance
of the brave men
who died on that day
fighting for the unity
of the Empire.
[Left Side of Monument]:
In enduring memory of . . . — Map (db m49790) WM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — To the Memory of the Pioneers — and the Red Meeting House — 1817-1869|
|Genesee Methodist Conference met here July 1820. — Map (db m75880) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara-on-the-Lake — Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler 1725-1796|
|Born in New London, Connecticut, Butler settled in the Mohawk Valley, New York, in 1742. Commissioned in the British Indian Department in 1755, he served in the Seven Years War. At the outbreak of the American Revolution , he was compelled to leave his estates and was ordered to Fort Niagara. In 1777 he organized the Loyalist Corps known as Butler's Rangers. By the end of war, this Unit with British Regulars and Indian Allies, had effectively contributed to the establishment of British control . . . — Map (db m49165) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara-on-the-Lake — Negro Burial Ground 1830|
|Here stood a Baptist church erected in 1830 through the exertions of a former British soldier. John Oakley, who although white, became pastor of a predominantly negro congregation. In 1793 Upper Canada had passed an act forbidding further introduction of slaves and freeing the children of those in the colony at twenty-five. This was the first legislation of its kind in the British Empire. A long tradition of tolerance attracted refugee slaves to Niagara, many of whom lie buried here. — Map (db m75862) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara-on-the-Lake — Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site|
|Placed Here by the Niagara
The Spot Where
Gen. Sir Isaac
was buried from
1812 To 1824 — Map (db m53535) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), Queenston — Brock's Monument|
|Upper Canada has dedicated this monument
to the memory of the late
Major-General Sir Issac Brock K.B.
Provisional Lieut.Governor and commander of the forces
in this province whose remains are deposited in the vault beneath.
Opposing the invading enemy he fell in action near these heights
on the 13th of October 1812, in the 43 year of his age.
Revered and lamented by the people whom he governed
and deplored by the sovreign
to whose service his life had . . . — Map (db m49926) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), St. Catharines — Rev. Anthony Burns 1834-1862|
|Born a slave in Virginia, Burns escaped from servitude in 1854 and fled to Boston, where he was arrested under the Fugitive Slave act of 1850. Abolitionists came to his defence and serious riots ensued. This was the last trial of a fugitive slave in Massachusetts. Four months after his return to his owner in Virginia, he was sold to a North Carolina planter. However, in 1855 Burns was ransomed with money raised by the Rev. L.A.Grimes of Boston, and began studies at Oberlin College, Ohio. Burns . . . — Map (db m76249) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), St. Catharines — Victoria Lawn Cemetery 1855 — St. Catharines Heritage Corridor|
|The first person to be buried on this land was a sailor known simply as Brooks. that year, 1855, when the land was still known only as Potter's Fields, seven others were also buried, beginning the establishment of St. Catharines' largest and most historically significant cemetery.|
Officially opened in 1856 as St. Catharines Cemetery, it was unusual in that it was an all-denominational burial ground, virtually unheard of in the 1800s. While plots in different sections were assigned to . . . — Map (db m76332) HM
|Quebec (Gaspésie-Îles de la Madeleine MRC), Cap-des-Rosiers — Carricks Monument|
to the memory of
on April 28th 1847
are buried here
Pray for their souls
Parishioners of St Patricks
Rev. J. Quinlivan P.P. — Map (db m22854) HM|
|Czech Republic, Ústecký (Okres Litoměřice), Terezín — Columbarium|
Do choheb tohoto opevnění byly ukládaný lepenkové urny s popelem mrtvých vĕzňů. Všechny urny – bylo jich na 25 tisíc – esesáci koncem roku 1944 odvezli vĕtšinu popela vysypali do Řeky Ohře, část zakopali do zemĕ poblíž Litomĕřického Koncentračního Tábora.
В . . . — Map (db m22744) HM|
|France, Aquitaine (Dordogne), Sarlat-la-Canéda — Lanterne des Morts|
Construite au milieu du cimetière bénédictin, son architecture est uniqe en France, liée à la liturgie de l’abbaye romane.|
[English translation by Google Translate , with modifications:
Lantern of the Dead
Built in the middle of the Benedictine cemetery, architecture is unique in France, linked to the liturgy of the Romanesque abbey.] — Map (db m60417) HM
|France, Île-de-France (Paris), Paris — Le cimetiere Montmartre — [The Montmartre Cemetery] — Histoire de Paris|
|Au dix huitième siècle, ce terrain sert d’accès aux nombreuses carrières de plâtre de la colline. Transformé en fosse commune pour les victimes des émeutes sous la Révolution, il garde cette vocation de nécropole, d’assez sinistre mémoire, sous le nom de “Cimetière de la Barrière blanche”, les parisiens exilés de la capitale après la fermeture de tous les cimetières intra-muros pour raison d’hygiene, y sont inhumés dans les conditions déplorables. Officiellement ouvert la 1er . . . — Map (db m60805) HM|
|Germany, Bavaria (Ansbach District), Rothenburg ob der Tauber — Granary/Jewish Cemetery — Schrannenplatz/Judenkirchhof — (ca 1339 - 1520)|
Der „Judenkirchhof” war der Bestattungsplatz der jüdischen Einwohner und lag ursprünglich außerhalb der ersten Stadtmauer.
Bereits seit 1339 bezeichnete man den Platz als „coemeterium Judaeorum” (Begräbnisplatz der Juden).
In der Nähe wurde 1406/07 eine neue Synagoge gebaut.
Die judenfeindliche Hetze des Predigers Johann Teuschlein brachte den Stadtrat 1519 dazu, die Juden aus Rothenburg zu vertreiben. Daraufhin plünderte die Bevölkerung die Synagoge.
Sie wurde in . . . — Map (db m77690) HM|
|Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Crematorium / Krematorium — built 1940-1942 / erbaut 1940-1942|
In view of the growing numbers of dead, the SS had a crematorium built in 1940 and extended in 1942. The company Topf & Söhne from Erfurt, developed and delivered the crematorium ovens. About 1,110 people were strangled in the Corpse Cellar.
Angesichts wachsender Totenzahlen ließ die SS 1940 ein Krematorium errichten und 1942 ausbauen. Die Erfurter Firma Topf & Söhne entwickelte und lieferte die Verbrennungsöfen. Im Leichenkeller . . . — Map (db m76539) HM WM|
|Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Ernst Thälmann|
The great son of the German people,
the leader the German working class
on 18th August 1944
at this point of fascism
dem grossen sohn des Deutschen volkes,
dem führer der Deutschen Arbeitklasse
der am 18. august 1944
an dieser stelle vom faschismus
This . . . — Map (db m76540) HM WM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Killeen — Killeen Graveyard and Cross Slab — Clew Bay Archaeological Trail site 15 — Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh|
| This graveyard is now in the area known as Killeen. There is no trace of the early Christian church but there is a circular raised platform within the graveyard which could indicate where the original church stood. Tradition has it that if a person found guilty of any crime placed a finger in the keyhole of the church door, he/she would be let go free.
In the graveyard, there is a large standing stone, leaning precariously, which was christianised during the seventh century with a Maltese . . . — Map (db m28056) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Murrisk Abbey / National Famine Monument / Statue of St Patrick — Clew Bay Archaeological Trail sites 6, 7, 8 — Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh|
Murrisk Abbey • site 6
Muraisc - Sea Marsh
Murrisk Abbey was founded circa 1456 by the Augustinian Friars because “the inhabitants of those parts have not hitherto been instructed in their faith.” It quickly became the preferred starting point for pilgrimages up Croagh Patrick. Before then, pilgrims approached the mountain from AnTóchar Phádraig, which starts in Aughagower.
The ruins consist of an L-shaped building representing the long and narrow . . . — Map (db m27757) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Murrisk Friary / Mainistir Mhuraisce|
Murrisk - from Muraisc (Sea-marsh)
This small house of Augustinian friars, located here on the south shore of Clew Bay in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, was founded in 1457 by Hugh O'Malley. It was dedicated to St Patrick, some of whose relics were preserved here.
The only surviving buildings are the small church and the range of domestic buildings which bordered the cloister on its east side - the chapter house below, where the friars met to . . . — Map (db m27587) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Squadron Leader R. F. C. Garvey|
In loving memory of
R.F.C. Garvey D.F.C. & Bar
Only son of J.C. & Gladys Garvey
Born at Murrisk Abbey 11th July 1918
Killed in a flying accident
at Shawbury, England,
on 14th January 1948 & buried there
Dearly loved — Map (db m28259) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), the Doo Lough Valley — 1849 Famine Walk|
| . . . — Map (db m27687) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Rathmoyle — Rathmoyle Cemetery|
| Rathmoyle Cemetery is unique in that it is the property of the parish and is maintained solely by the local population.
The site appeas on the 1st edition of the 6 inch O.S. series of maps for Co. Roscommon as a Mortuary Chapel with surrounding graveyard. It is mentioned in the 1837 O.S. Map.
The site was presented as a gift to the area by the local gentry, the Irwin's, in 1921 and has since been used as a local cemetery.
The surrounding wall was constructed in the 1930's through . . . — Map (db m28204) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Fingal), Howth — Howth Abbey, St. Marys / "Mainistir" Bhinn Éadair|
| Howth Abbey, St. Marys
Sigtrygg, King of Dublin, founded the first church here in 1042. When this church was amalgamated with another on Ireland's Eye in 1235, it was re-founded by Luke, Archbishop of Dublin. Much of the present church dates from the 15th and 16th centuries. In the southeastern corner is a chantry containing the tomb of Christopher St. Laurence, carved around 1470, with the effigy of the Knight and his wife on top. Surrounding the tomb can be seen representations of the . . . — Map (db m27205) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Fingal), Howth — St Mary's Church / Eaglais Mhuire|
| Howth from Old Norse Hofuth (a promontory);
Binn Éadair (the hill of Éadar) is the Irish name.
This church, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, was collegiate; that is, it was served by a college or community of clerics, one of whom had responsibility for liturgy within the church as well as for matters of business. The house where the community lived stands to the south of the church.
The earliest church here was built by Sitric, King of Dublin, in 1042. It . . . — Map (db m27183) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Louth), Monasterboice — Monasterboice / Mainistir Bhuithe|
| Monasterboice — from Mainistir Bhuithe (the Monastery of Buithe)
This is the only early Irish monastery whose name incorporates the Irish word mainistir.
Monasterboice was founded by St Buite, who died around 520.
The monastery was an important centre of spirituality and learning for many centuries until the Cistercians arrived at nearby Mellifont in 1142.
The two churches which stand on the site today were probably built no earlier than the end of the 14th . . . — Map (db m24628) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Louth), Monasterboice — 98 — Round Tower / An Cloigtheach|
| Round Tower
The round tower was the Irish reaction to the Norse raids on monasteries in the 10th/11th century A.D. These tapering buildings, over 100 feet high, served as watch-towers, belfries, repositories for church valuables and as refuges for the community. The door, normally 15-20 feet above ground was reached by a movable ladder and the interior was divided into four or more storeys.
The present height of the tower is 110 feet. The level of the surroundings has been raised by . . . — Map (db m24693) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Louth), Monasterboice — 98 — The North Church / An Teampall Thuaidh|
| A 13th century reconstruction on the foundations of an earlier monastic building, used as a small parochial church after the monastery at Monasterboice had come to an end. It remains little of architectural interest. The east windows and most of that gable have disappeared.
Hatógadh an teampall seo ar fhothaí sean-mhainistreach, agus húsáideadh mar theampall paróiste é tar éis an mhainistir dul i léig. — Map (db m24694) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Louth), Monasterboice — 98 — The South Church / An Teampall Theas|
| At one time a church consisting of nave and chancel stood on this site. In the 13th century re-edification the west gable was moved back to add over two feet to the nave. The chancel having by this time disappeared, the plain round arch in the east gable was built up to give a single-roomed building.
Bhí tráth ar an láthair seo teampall ina raibh méánlann agus caingeal. Nuair a hathógadh é sa 13ú aois bogadh an bhinn thiar amach le 2'4" a chur leis an meánlann. — Map (db m24717) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Culmullen — Culmullen & 1798 — They Gave Their Lives For Their Cause|
| Erected by the People of
Culmullen and District
to the memory of the Men and Women
of Wexford and Meath
who died for their Country
and lie buried in the surrounding area
There were two periods of intense
Rising activity around Culmullen in 1798
Thursday May 24, 1798
Dunshaughlin was the rallying point for the United Irishmen of Meath, Dublin and North Kildare where a Tree of Liberty was planted. The following day, the rebels moved to one side of the Bog of Culmullen . . . — Map (db m33354) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Donaghmore — Donaghmore Church and Round Tower — Domhnach Mór agus Cloightheach|
| Donaghmore Church and Round Tower
A monastery was reputedly founded here in the 5th century by St Patrick, who placed it in the care of St Cassán, whose relics were venerated here. The Round Tower was not built until the 11th or 12th century. It is well-preserved, but its upper part was badly restored in 1841 - the four windows which normally face North, South, East and West from the top of Round Towers are not found here, and the stone at the top of its roof is missing. . . . — Map (db m22542) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Duleek — St Mary's Abbey — Duleek Heritage Trail|
| One of the great churches of the 12th century, St. Mary's Abbey, was built by the Augustinians on lands presented to them by Hugh de Lacy, Overlord of Meath.
In the 1500s a massive square tower was built alongside the earlier round tower. The latter is no longer standing but the ‘scar’ where it was joined onto the square tower is clearly visible on its north side.
Within the church are some early cross-slabs, a Romanesque pilaster-capital and the base and head of the South Cross, and . . . — Map (db m26384) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Fordstown — Girley / Fordstown — Meath Villages|
| An introduction to Fordstown
Fordstown is named after the Norman-Irish Ford family, who lived in the area. One part of the townland is sometimes referred to as Ballaghboy. Today, Fordstown is a growing, vibrant community. ‘Fordstown Street Fair’ is an old world fair, hosted by Fordstown in October each year since 2004. Fordrew Rovers
Fordrew Rovers Football Club was formed in 1997 and play in Drewstown. They progressed from Division 4A to Division 1 in four years. They won . . . — Map (db m27318) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — Catherine Dempsey|
| Here rest the remains of
Silvester O'Dempsey Esq.
Who departed this life the 31 Dec. 1817
In the 70 year of his age
of the most steady Friendship
Unblemished Integrity extensive charity
This frail Memorial of imperishable
regard is inscribed as a record of the
tenderest Affection to his Memory
by his Daughter Catherine ODempsey
died 22nd August 1837
In her charity she bequeathed
her entire property
to further . . . — Map (db m26423) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — Kells Round Tower — Kells Heritage Trail|
| This tower is located on the grounds of St Columba's church and was built in the 10th century as part of the early Christian monastery. Such towers were referred to as a cloigteach meaning bell tower. Modelled on early Italian belfries, they were used as lookout towers and as places of refuge during attack, particularly from Norse invaders.
The tower is ninety feet high from the original street level to the base of its roof and has six floors but no internal staircase. Access to the upper . . . — Map (db m26440) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — St Columba's Church — Kells Heritage Trail|
| Diarmuld MacCarroll, High King of Tara, is said to have granted the dun of Cenannus to St Columcille in the 6th century for the purpose of establishing a monastery. This may explain why in 804 the Columban community on the island of Iona (Hebrides), then the principal Columban monastery, moved to Kells to escape the reaches of Norse raiding parties. St Columba's church stands on the site of the original Columban monastery. It became a cathedral church 1152 when the diocese of Kells was . . . — Map (db m26444) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — The Churchyard Wall — Kells Heritage Trail|
| This wall marks the boundary of the original monastery and was rebuilt in 1714. When part of the wall collapsed after heavy rains in 1997, it was discovered to have no foundation. It was rebuilt again in 1998, this time with reinforced bulwarks. — Map (db m26402) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Loyd — Kells Union Workhouse Paupers' Graveyard|
to the memory of the poor
during the operation
English Poor Law System.
1838 - 1921.
R. I. P.
In the immediate aftermath
of the Great ‘Famine’, this mass
burial place was opened in 1851 for
the poor people of the Kells District.
Their memory challenges us to end the
scandal of hunger in today's world of plenty.
AFrI Great “Famine” Project
Erected 9th October 1993
“Famine is a lie”
Brian . . . — Map (db m27326) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Loyd — Spire of Loyd — Kells Heritage Trail|
| The tower, a mock lighthouse, was erected in 1791 by the First Earl of Bective in memory of his father Sir Thomas Taylor. The architect was Henry Baker who completed the design of the Kings Inns in Dublin after Gandon. The tower has an internal spiral stone staircase and was used in the 19th century to view the horseracing and the hunt.
A section of land adjoining the tower was given to the Kells Union Workhouse in 1851 to be used as a paupers' graveyard. A famine road existed between the . . . — Map (db m27324) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Newgrange — Knowth / Cnogbha|
| Within the great mound of Knowth there are two passage-tombs and around it, eighteen satellite tombs. The site remained a focal point for over 4,000 years. There is evidence of occupation from 3,000 B.C. to 1,200 A.D.
This project has been part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund — Map (db m27219) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Newgrange — The Woodhenge/Pit circle / The Winter Soltice|
| The Woodhenge/Pit circle
If you were here 4000 years ago in the Early Bronze Age you would be standing inside a large wooden enclosure. The passage tomb was no longer in use at this time but the site was still a focal point for ritual and celebration.
Because the enclosure was made of wood, it hasn't survived above ground. However, evidence of it was found by archaeologists. They found postholes where the huge wooden stakes had been. They also found pits where small animals had been . . . — Map (db m22522) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Slane — Saint Patrick on the Hill of Slane|
| Long established tradition tells that St. Patrick lit the Easter Fire on this Hill of Slane in 433. In doing so, he unwittingly disobeyed King Laoghaire at nearby Tara.
The inevitable confrontation had a happy outcome: Laoghaire's druid, Erk, became a Christian (later, first Bishop of Slane) and the King was pacified.
The Easter Fire is still lighted, each year, on the Hill of Slane. — Map (db m22538) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Slane — Slane Abbey — Mainistir Shláine|
| Slane Abbey
It is believed that in 433 AD, the first Christian missionary to Ireland, later known as St. Patrick, lit a large celebration fire here on the Hill of Slane.
Soon after St Patrick, a monastery associated with St Earc was built on the site. But we know little of its history until the church was rebuilt in its present form in 1512, when Sir Christopher Fleming founded a Franciscan friary. The church was built to a simple plan but it has a fine bell tower; the aisle to the . . . — Map (db m22533) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Trim — Newtowntrim Cathedral / Ardeaglais an Bhaile Nua — Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul — Ardeaglais nPheadair agus nPhóil|
| The priory of Newtowntrim was founded in 1202 by Simon de Rochfort, Bishop of Meath, for a community of Augustinian canons (priests). As well as functioning as part of the monastery, the church became the cathedral for the diocese of Meath after Simon petitioned the Pope to transfer his cathedral from Clonard to this site, where it could be protected by the great Norman castle at Trim.
The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul was one of the largest and most sophisticated churches built in . . . — Map (db m27240) HM|
|Ireland, Munster (County Clare), Kilfenora — Historic Kilfenora / Cill Fhionnúrach Stairiúil|
| Historic Kilfenora
The monastery of Kilfenora or Chill Fhionnúrach (the church of the white brow) is said to have been founded in the 6th century by St. Fachnan. The outline of the early monastic circular enclosure can still be traced in the curve of the roads to the south and west of the cathedral.
The early history of the site is obscure, with the first historical reference occurring in 1055 when the stone church at the site was burned. The material remains, in particular the group . . . — Map (db m23694) HM|
|Ireland, Munster (County Clare), Kilfenora — Kilfenora Cathedral and High Crosses — Ardeaglais agus Ardchrosanna Chill Fhionnúrach|
| Kilfenora was the diocese of the Kingdom of Corcomroe and was the smallest diocese in medieval Ireland.
Although a monastery was founded here more than 500 years earlier by St Fachtna, Kilfenora only became significant when it was officially recognised as a diocese (a district with its own bishop) in 1152. Because it was a diocese, the church at Kilfenora was called a cathedral. The chancel (the site of the altar at the east end of the church) is now roofless, but . . . — Map (db m22990) HM|
|Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Kilmalkedar — Kilmalkedar Church / Cill Mhaoilchéadair|
| Kilmalkedar — from Cill Mhaoilchéadair (the Church of Mhaoilchéadair)
Kilmalkedar, one of the most important early church sites on the Dingle peninsula, is traditionally associated with St. Brendan but it was probably founded by St. Maolcethair who died in 636.
The present church, built in the middle of the 12th century, is a fine example of Irish Romanesque architecture. This style was introduced from England and the continent in the early . . . — Map (db m24299) HM|
|Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Listowel — Teampaillín Bán — (The Little White Churchyard)|
| Where very many
nameless victims of the
Irish Famine of 1845-47
Also buried here are others
in the nearby workhouse
Saibhreas na bhflaitheas dóibh! — Map (db m23042) HM|
|Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Reask — Reask Monastic Site / Láthair Mhainistreach an Riaisc|
| Reask - from An Riasc (the marsh). This important early monastery was probably founded in the 6th century.
Little is known of the history of the site. The enclosing wall is roughly circular and its interior is divided by a curving wall into two parts. In the eastern part is the oratory (a small church) which was made - like all the other buildings on the site - with dry-stone walls with a corbelled roof; no mortar was used to hold the walls together.
Besides . . . — Map (db m24147) HM|
|Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Abbeyfeale — Thatched Chapel Cross|
from thatched chapel
where many generations
of Abbeyfeale people
worshipped until St. Mary's
Church was built in 1846 — Map (db m24738) HM|
|Ireland, Ulster (County Donegal), Donegal Town — Donegal Friary / Mainistir Dhún na nGall|
Donegal Friary was founded for the Franciscan Friars in 1474 by the first Red Hugh O'Donnell and his wife Nuala O'Brien. It survived until it was plundered by the English in 1588. Four years later, they in turn were driven out by the second Red Hugh (who left Ireland shortly after the battle of Kinsale in 1602), and the friars repaired the buildings. In 1601, during a siege of the friary by English forces - commanded by the renegade Niall Garbh O'Donnell - gunpowder stores exploded and . . . — Map (db m71608) HM|
|Ireland, Ulster (County Donegal), Donegal Town — 175 — The Franciscan Friary of Donegal|
Founded 1474 and richly endowed by the Lady Nuala O'Connor and the Lady Nuala O'Brien, wives of successive O'Donnell chieftains.
The Friary followed the usual Franciscan layout of church on the south side, with cloisters and conventual buildings to the north. Its present ruinous state dates from 1601 when it was turned into a fortress by Niall Garbh O'Donnell and his English allies and besieged by Red Hugh.
Donegal Friary and its possessions were confiscated in 1607 following the . . . — Map (db m71600) HM|
|Ireland, Ulster (County Donegal), Letterkenny — George Murbury|
Founder of Letterkenny Town
is buried in this graveyard
No. 276 — Map (db m71546) HM|
|Ireland, Ulster (County Monaghan), Clones — Clones Round Tower, Cross and Church — Cros, Eaglais agus Cloigtheach Chluain Eois|
These features were part of a monastery founded by St Tighearnach at the beginning of the 6th century. The 10th or 11th century Round Tower, the monastery's bell-tower, is the oldest surviving building on the site. Close by, in the graveyard, is a stone shrine, shaped like a church, with a worn carving of a bishop at one end. It is known as St Tighearnach's Shrine, and was probably erected in the 12th century. The head and shaft of the High Cross which now stands in the centre of the town . . . — Map (db m72654) HM|
|Ireland, Ulster (County Monaghan), Clones — Remains of St Tiernach|
Here lie the remains of
Of the Royal House of Oriel.
First Abbot of Clones Monastry [sic]
Bishop of Clogher.
500 AD to 4th April 548. — Map (db m73277) HM|
|Ireland, Ulster (County Monaghan), Clones — Round Tower / Cloigtheach Chluain Eois — Clones - Historic Town / Cluain Eois, Baile Scairiúil|
One of the earliest examples of a round Tower. Probably built in the 10th century. The base shows evidence of attempts to destroy by burning.
The Tower lost its conical cap between 1591 and 1741. Four top windows face the cardinal points. Old Irish name "Cloig Teach" meaning Bell House refers to original use.
Present height of Tower approx. 70ft. Circumference 50ft. Wall Thickness 3ft.-6in. Height of door 5ft.-4.5in. Originally 5 floors carried on offsets & joists. Single window . . . — Map (db m73266) HM|
|Ireland, Ulster (County Monaghan), Clones — The Sarcophagus / Sarcofagas Thighearnaigh Naofa — Clones - Historic Town / Cluain Eois, Baile Scairiúil|
Twelfth century representation of an early Christian Church. Carved from a single block of sandstone. Originally made to contain a relic possibly of Saint Tiernach. Carving on surface severely weathered.
Position of Sarcophagus probably in the area of the high Altar of the "Great Church of Clones" which was demolished during the Nine Years War.
More recently the tomb under Sarcophagus used as a burial place for McMahon and McDonald senior family members. Each family disputed others . . . — Map (db m73272) HM|
|Israel, Haifa District, Caesarea — Sarcophagi|
|Sarcophagi (coffins in Greek) made of stone (granite, marble, limestone) lead or wood were widely used among different people including Jews, throughout he Greco-Roman world. Sarcophagus means "flesh eater".
Stone coffins were made out of two huge blocks - a cavity in which the corpse was placed and a double-slopped roof lid on which a Greek inscription was engraved: "the grave of Prokopios the Deacon". The coffins were decorated with flora, hunting mythological scenes or with geometric . . . — Map (db m64501) HM|
|Israel, Haifa District, Megiddo — Schumaker's Excavations|
|The first excavations at Tel Megiddo were directed by Gottlieb Schumacher on behalf of the Deutscher Palastina-Verein, between 1903 and 1905. After excavating the Tempelburg ('temple-fortress') in the eastern section of the mound, Schumacher dug a 25m. wide trench running north to south across the mound. The remains of several monumental buildings, as well as burial chambers vaulted in fine-stone corbelling, were exposed in the trench. — Map (db m65019) HM|
|Israel, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem — Absalom's Tomb|
|This splendid burial monument dates to the end of the Second temple period. The lower part of the monument is hewn and the upper part is constructed. The name derives from the biblical verse that tells of Absalom's construction of a monument for himself during his lifetime, which he called Absalom's Monument. However, there is no connection between the Bible story and the structure you see here, which was built 1,000 years later. The style in which it was hewn combines varied architectural . . . — Map (db m63866) HM|
|Israel, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem — Jehoshaphat's Cave — מערת יהושפט — مغارة يهوشافاط|
|This is a burial complex from the Second Temple period. The facade of the cave features the relief of a gable resembling the roof facade of a sacred building. The decorative style is drawn from Hellenistic art, which influenced Jewish burial architecture at the end of the Second Temple period. The complex contains a number of burial niches; the identity of those interred here is not known. The cave's name comes from the identification of this part of the Kidron Valley as the biblical Valley of Jehoshaphat. — Map (db m63932) HM|
|Israel, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem — Ketef Hinnom|
|The Burial Caves date from the First Temple Period. Throughout many generations, they served affluent Jerusalem families as a location to bury their dead. The deceased was placed on a stone slab with a special indentation for the head. At the end of the twelve-month mourning period, the skeletal remains were transferred to a repository located beneath the stone slabs. This evokes the image of the Biblical phrase "he was gathered unto his forefathers."
The most important and most ancient of . . . — Map (db m63881) HM|
|Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — The Trevi-Pantheon Route|
| [Text in Italian: …]
Text in English:
The Trevi-Pantheon Route forms part of a narrow and winding itinerary which begins in Piazza Farnese and arrives at the slopes of the Quirinale, the route includes the open spaces and the grand monuments of the ancient Campo Mareno. Its appearance today is the result of a long process of transformation which can be divided into two principal phases.
During the first phase, the Medieval city settled into the empty spaces left by the . . . — Map (db m46858) HM|
|Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — "For the Repose of Souls" — Japanese Memorial Garden — 鎮魂|
| [Text in Japanese Kanji:]
This monument is dedicated to the souls of the Filipino, American and Japanese, soldiers whose lives were given in a battle which occurred here on May 5, 1942, when our regiment of the 4th Division landed on this island. We ardently pray for the eternal repose of their souls and everlasting peace throughout the world. May 5, 1991.
Wakayama 61st Infantry Regiment War Comrades Union, Japan. — Map (db m64111) HM WM|
|Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — "Tribute to the Brave Heroes" — Japanese Memorial Garden|
| [Text in Japanese Kanji]
In remembrance of the 4,500 fallen comrades in arms of the Japanese defense battalion commanded by Captain Akira Tagaki, the senior commander, composed of : 0-4 Squadron Troop 330 31st Naval Special Resistance Combat Team 1st Special Infantry Battalion 17th Volunteer Naval Battalion 10th Aerial Information Regiment 32nd Field Artillery Regiment
And in tribute to the gallantry of the Filipinos, Americans, and Japanese soldiers who fought and died for a . . . — Map (db m64039) HM WM|
|Philippines, Metro Manila, Taguig — Manila American Cemetery and Memorial — The American Battle Monuments Commission|
| Manila American Cemetery, the largest of 24 cemeteries built and administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission, both in area and number of graves. 16,636 military dead of the United States of America from World War II rest here, alongside 570 Philippine Nationals who were serving with U.S. Forces in the southwest Pacific. Most of those buried here lost their lives in the epic defense of the Philippines and the East Indies in 1941 and 1942 or in the long but victorious return of the . . . — Map (db m73079) HM WM|
|Switzerland, Zurich (Zurich (district)) — Grave stone of Lucius Aelius Urbicus|
|Grabstein des Lucius Aelius Urbicus um 200 n. Chr., auf dem erstmals der römische Name Zu (missing)STA(TIONS) TURICEN(SIS), genannt wird.br
“D(is) M(anibus), / Hic situs est / L. Ael(ius) Urbicus / qui vixit an(no) / uno m(ensibus) V d(iebus) V // Unio Aug(usti) lib(ertus) / p(rae)p(ositus) sta(tions) Turicent(sis) / (quadragesimae) G(alliarum) et Ae(lia) Secundin(a) / p(arentes) dulcissim(o) f(ilio.)”br
“Den Manen. Hier liegt Lucius Aelius Urbicus, der ein Jahr, fünf Monate . . . — Map (db m67258) HM|
|Turkey, İzmir Province (Selçuk District), Selçuk — St. Jean (Aziz Yahya) Kilisesi/The Church of St. John|
| [Left column: text in Turkish]
[Right column: text in English]
According to the written sources, the basilica with wooden roof which includes St. John’s grave was in a poor situation in 6th century AD. Emperor Justinian (527–565 AD) and Queen Theodora constructed instead the six-domed church whose ruins are visible today. This church, which is cruciform and measures 130 by 65 meters, was one of the most impressive religious structures built after Artemis Temple in . . . — Map (db m43721) HM|
|Turkey, İzmir Province (Selçuk District), Selçuk — St. Jean'in (Aziz Yahya) Kimliği Ve Hayatı/The Life of St. John|
| [Left column: text in Turkish]
[Right column: text in English]
According to an opinion that is based on the decision of, and thus at least as old as the council of Ephesus in 431 A.D., it is generally accepted that St. John came to Ephesus together with The Virgin Mary somewhere between 37 and 48 A.D., where they spent the remaining [days] of their lives. While he was being crucified, Jesus entrusted his mother to St. John, his most loved disciple, and “After these . . . — Map (db m43715) HM|
|Turkey, İzmir Province (Selçuk district), Selçuk — The Basilica of St. John|
| St. John was the youngest of the 12 Apostles of Jesus, often referred to as the “Evangelist” or “Beloved.” After the death of Jesus, the followers of Christ were subjected to persecution. St. John’s own brother, James, was the first martyr among the Apostles, having been “put to death with the sword” by King Herod Agrippa I about 42-44 A.D. (Acts 12:2). When Herod saw that this pleased his people, he sought to seize other Apostles. To avoid persecution, St. . . . — Map (db m43712) HM|
|United Kingdom, City of Edinburgh (Scotland), Edinburgh — In Memory of Scottish-American Soldiers|
|(Front): In memory of Scottish-American soldiers
To preserve the jewel of liberty in the framework of freedom - Abraham Lincoln (North Side):Sergeant Major John M'Ewan
Co.H, 65th Regt Illinois Vol Infantry
William L Duff,
Lt Col., 2nd Illinois Regt of Artillery
Co.E, 5th Regt Maine Infantry Volunteers
Co.C, 1st Michigan Cavalry
Co.F, 57th Regt New York Infantry Volunteers (South Side):Alexander Smith . . . — Map (db m34260) HM|
|United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Irvinestown — Memorials to the Great Irish Famine in County Fermanagh — In Memory of All Buried Here — 1845 • The Great Famine • 1850|
In 1836 the Poor Law Enquiry found that over one third of people in Ireland were dependent on the potato as their main source of food. The population had grown to 8.2 million by 1841, and was vulnerable to any failure of the potato crop. The Great Famine (1845-1849), caused by potato blight, resulted in a national catastrophe.
The Poor Law
In an attempt to alleviate the problems arising from widespread poverty in early 19th century Ireland a new Poor Law was enacted in 1838. . . . — Map (db m72600) HM|
|United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Irvinestown — Welcome to Irvinestown|
The town takes its name from the Irvine family who were the landlords of the district and came from Bonshaw in Scotland in the 17th century. They lived at Castle Irvine which today is known as Necarne Castle. The town was first known as Lowtherstown but in the 1860's its name was changed to Irvinestown. It is the third largest town in Fermanagh with a population of 2,244. It is famous for its wide Main Street and ample parking facilities. The town is proud of its vision, innovation and . . . — Map (db m72609) HM|
|United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Fermanagh), Lisnaskea — Castle Balfour|
Castle Balfour, built for Sir James Balfour of Glenawley by about 1620, was one of many castles designed to secure the plantation in Ulster during the 17th century. It is of the Scottish-style strong house type, identifiable by such characteristic features as corbelled stair turrets and parapets, high pitched gables and tall chimneys.
In 1619 Captain Nicholas Pynnar described Castle Balfour which was just being built, as 'a Bawne of Lime and Stone 70 ft square, of which two sides are . . . — Map (db m71324) HM|
|United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — St Columb's Cathedral|
The Mother Church
The first settlers worshipped in the ruins of the former Augustinian abbey. In 1613 the London merchant companies sent over a silver-gilt chalice as a promise of their commitment to build a cathedral to grace their new city. The chalice remains a treasured possession of St Columb's Cathedral, originally built between 1628-33. It was the first cathedral to be erected in the British Isles after the Reformation and unusually was consecrated both as parish church of . . . — Map (db m71072) HM|
|United Kingdom, Scotland, Stenness — Maes Howe|
|Maes Howe has been inscribed upon the World Heritage List of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Inscription on this List confirms the exceptional universal value of a cultural or natural site which deserves protection for the benefit of humanity.
Maes Howe is an exceptionally early architectural masterpiece, expressing the genius of Neolithic peoples. Maes Howe along with three other properties in the care of Historic Scotland at Skara . . . — Map (db m76868) HM|
|Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke|
|(Front): Daniel Pratt CemeteryFinal resting place of early Alabama industrialist Daniel Pratt, 1799-1873, and wife Esther Ticknor Pratt, 1803-1875. He was from New Hampshire and she, Connecticut. Married 1827 at Fortville, Jones County, Georgia.
The former carpenter’s apprentice practiced his craft in Milledgeville, Ga. Where he gained skill in building and design. In 1832 Pratt came to Alabama to build cotton gins. Esther encouraged Pratt to remain in Alabama in order for him . . . — Map (db m27957) HM|
|Alabama (Baldwin County), Orange Beach — Orange Beach Community Cemetery — “Bear Point Cemetery” — Baldwin County|
The property where the cemetery is located was part of a Spanish Land Grant issued to the Suarez family prior to the War of 1812. In 1925, a United States Land Patent was confirmed and issued. The property has been in use since the days of Spanish West Florida and perhaps even before this time. The cemetery was previously known as Bear Point Cemetery because of the bears that inhabited this end of the island. The property changed ownership man times until the Low and . . . — Map (db m71618) HM|
|Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — Revolutionary War Battlefield and Burial Ground at Spanish Fort (1780-1781)|
|During the Revolutionary War, France, Spain, Britain, and the United States were interested in the fate of this region. In March 1780, Spanish forces captured Mobile. They established a palisaded fort with trenches (one mile north of here) to protect nearby Frenchtown, also known as The Village from British forces based in Pensacola. Early on the foggy Sunday morning of 7 January 1781, the British, under Col. von Hanxleden, attacked with about 200 German, Swiss, English, loyalist American . . . — Map (db m61451) HM|
|Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — Saluda Hill Cemetery|
|Saluda Hill Cemetery is a private historical cemetery established in 1824. Among the graves here is that of Zachariah Godbold, the only known Revolutionary War veteran buried in Baldwin County. Many Blakeley residents and Confederate soldiers also buried in the cemetery. — Map (db m66378) HM|
|Alabama (Barbour County), Batesville — Providence Methodist Church & Schoolhouse|
In 1828, Reverend John Wesley Norton left his native South Carolina with his family and a wagon train of followers, crossed into the Creek Indian Nation and just into the edge of what was then Pike County, settling near the present town of Clayton, Alabama. He was then in the bounds of, or in proximity to, the Chattahoochee Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was quite an acquisition to the young and struggling circuit in that newly settled section on the borders . . . — Map (db m78123) HM|
|Alabama (Barbour County), Eufaula — Old Negro Cemetery / Fairview Cemetery|
| Front Interred on this gently sloping hillside are the remains of many of Eufaula’s early black citizens. Their names are known only to God because the wooden grave markers which located the burials have long since vanished. This burying ground was used until about 1870 when black interments were moved to Pine Grove Cemetery. In addition to the “Old Negro Cemetery”, there are at least five other graveyards including the Jewish, Presbyterian, Masonic Odd Fellows and Public . . . — Map (db m27987) HM|
|Alabama (Bullock County), Blues Old Stand — Samuel Sellers Cemetery|
|Samuel Sellers (1788-1857) of North Carolina arrived with his large family at Three Notch Road on January 29, 1835. Here, in what was then the Missouri Beat, Pike County, the first post office in the area was established, 2.5 miles west of present-day Perote, Bullock County. Sellers served as Postmaster between 1846-1850. Sellers’ original home was located on land near this cemetery.
Placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage by the Alabama Historical Commission, November 2, 1976. — Map (db m61061) HM
|Alabama (Bullock County), Union Springs — Log Cabin Museum/Old City Cemetery|
| Log Cabin Museum
Early settlers of this area cleared land and built their first homes of logs in the early 1830s. This cabin was built by Reuben Rice Kirkland (1829-1915) about 1850. He and his first wife had ten children while living in the log home.|
At one time an additional bedroom and chimney were on the right side, and the back porch was closed in for cooking and eating. A small log kitchen stood a few feet from the back and was later converted to a smoke house. The milk . . . — Map (db m60969) HM
|Alabama (Bullock County), Union Springs — Sardis Baptist Church, Cemetery, and School|
Settlers from the Edgefield District, South Carolina, organized the Sardis Baptist Church on June 10, 1837. The first building, a log cabin, was constructed in 1841 after John M. and his wife Amy Youngblood Dozier deeded four and one-half acres to the church for a building and cemetery. The present building, constructed in the 1850s, is an exceptionally fine example of rural antebellum church architecture of Greek Revival style. Relatively unaltered since construction, its . . . — Map (db m67552) HM|
|Alabama (Butler County), Fort Deposit — Oak Bowery|
|In March 1863 Francis and Sarah Sheppard gave 3 acres of land to Methodist Episcopal Church South as a place for worship and burial. 2 more acres given by Alexander and Mary Sheppard Oct. 1868. Property sold to County Line Primitive Baptist Church May 1907, with cemeteries excepted. This church relocated to Fort Deposit in early 1920's and building was then used by a black congregation. Vacant for many years, structure was destroyed by strong winds in 1981. Cemeteries are still tended by . . . — Map (db m70838) HM|
|Alabama (Butler County), Greenville — Pioneer Cemetery|
|Greenville's oldest, established 1819. Captain William Butler, for whom the county was named, buried here. He was killed fighting Indians led by Savannah Jack in March, 1818. Greenville's oldest church, a community church established in 1822, formerly stood near eastern boundary. — Map (db m70751) HM|
|Alabama (Calhoun County), Alexandria — Crook Cemetery|
|James Crook established this cemetery in
1837 on land he purchased from Creek
Indians. In 1834, he and his family moved
to this area from South Carolina.
In Nov. 1837, Samuel M. Crook, grandson
of James Crook, was the first person buried
here. Although Crook Cemetery was
established as a family burying ground, it
was later opened for community burials.
In the mid-1900s, W. L. McCullars donated
additional land for the cemetery. State
officials acknowledged the historical
significance . . . — Map (db m36552) HM|
|Alabama (Chambers County), Lafayette — Lafayette Cemetery — Chambers County|
|Lafayette Cemetery, also known as Westview, began in 1934 with the death of Miss Sarah Gipson. Many early pioneers and veterans of East Alabama are buried here including Revolutionary War Patriot Capt. Alexander Dunn, Col. Charles McLemore, Confederate soldier Elliott H. Muse, Senator Thomas Heflin, and Edmonia, a servant to the Allen family. The pavilion was constructed in 1903 in the oldest section of the cemetery for the Confederate Memorial Day programs. The Owen K. McLemore Chapter of the . . . — Map (db m71642) HM|
|Alabama (Chilton County), Thorsby — Scandinavian Cemetery|
|In 1896 Swedish settlers organized the Concordia Methodist Church and acquired this land for the Concordia Cemetery, later known as the Lutheran Cemetery. This is the former site of Strassburg School. In the 1980s it became known as the Scandinavian Cemetery since most of those laid to rest here were Lutherans, not only of Swedish descent, but of Norwegian, Danish and Finnish. They were primarily from the upper mid-western United States and desired a better climate and living conditions to work . . . — Map (db m73232) HM|
|Alabama (Clarke County), Thomasville — Airmount Grave Shelter And Cemetery|
This Greek Revival style brick structure is known as the Hope Family Grave Shelter. Constructed in 1853, it is listed on the National Register of Historical places. The unusual splayed eaves and vaulted or “compass” interior ceiling can be traced to Eastern Seaboard church yards in Delaware and Virginia, and this is believed to the only grave shelter of its type in Alabama. The shelter covers graves of six members of the family of John Hope, who donated the fenced . . . — Map (db m47621) HM|
|Alabama (Colbert County), Barton — Civil War Skirmish at The Barton Cemetery|
|Bullet - marked tombstones in this cemetery shows evidence of a brisk skirmish here Oct. 26, 1863, when Gen. P.J. Osterhaus's first division of Sherman's Corps came under fire from Gen. S.D. Lee's Confederate troops. CSA artillery on a hill near a frame church (Zion No. 1) opened fire at dawn and Union artillery replied from the cemetery. CSA forces retreated to Little Bear Creek. USA forces briefly occupied Tuscumbia, then retreated to Cherokee and abandoned attempt to advance along the . . . — Map (db m29114) HM|
|Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Tuscumbia's Oakwood Cemetery|
|This burial ground was designated on General John Coffee's 1817 survey and original map "Plan of a Town at the Coldwater Spring." The oldest tombstone carries the burial date 1821 and the cemetery contains graves of veterans from all wars beginning with the American Revolution, including graves of approximately 100 unknown Confederate soldiers. Captain Arthur Keller, CSA, father of Helen Keller, and Brig. General James Deshler, CSA, are buried here. — Map (db m28567) HM|
|Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Winston Cemetery|
Front – Side A:
The Winston family settled this area in the early 1820s. Andrew Jackson purchased the property at the U.S. government land sale and conveyed it to Col. Anthony Winston (1782-1841) who lived nearby in a two-story brick Federal-style house (razed 1945). It later became a part of William H. Winston's plantation. Capt. Anthony Winston (1750-1827) and his wife, Kezia Jones (1760-1826), were the first burials. Other early families buried here include Abernathy, . . . — Map (db m28566) HM|
|Alabama (Coosa County), Rockford — Peace & Goodwill Cemetery|
Peace & Goodwill Cemetery is Coosa County's first African American Cemetery to be placed on the prestigious Alabama Historic Cemetery Register. It provides powerful insights about the diligence and commitment of our African Ancestors. Family lineages interred here include former slaves, sharecroppers, educators, preachers, soldiers, and successful businessmen and women. These graves mark the journey of entire generations born in the 1840s and buried in the early 1900s. Most notably, Rev. . . . — Map (db m64587) HM|
|Alabama (Crenshaw County), Rutledge — Rutledge Primitive Baptist Church|
|The Rutledge Primitive Baptist Church was built circa 1890, on land donated by Thomas Warren Shows and his family. The Rutledge Primitive Baptist Church was a member of the Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Association, which was formed in 1837. It was one of the first churches built in Crenshaw County. The church building was donated to the town of Rutledge in 2006 by the remaining members’ families. — Map (db m72054) HM|
|Alabama (Cullman County), Cullman — Colonel John G. Cullmann — Founder of Cullman, Alabama 1873 — 1823 - 1895|
|Col. John G. Cullmann
July 2, 1823 - December 3, 1895
Thrifty German Colonists led by Col. John G. Cullmann in 1873 settled this thinly populated plateau of Alabama.
This plaque and Restoration Sponsored by Cullman Federated Garden Club 1973 — Map (db m35629) HM|
|Alabama (Cullman County), Logan — Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery|
|Early settlers to Cullman County established Shady Grove Methodist Episcopal Church as a brush arbor in the 1870s on land homesteaded and donated by Richard McCain. Trustees, J. J. McKissack, W. H. Martin, J. C. Vickery, J. W. Kilgo, together with volunteers replaced the brush arbor with a log church that also served as the community school three months of the year. Around 1888, Reverend D. C. Beltz of Cincinnati, Ohio, arrived and drew up the blueprints for a new church. G. W. Kilgo selected a . . . — Map (db m34244) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — New Cemetery|
|Burials in this cemetery, which served Cahaba from 1848 to 1900, tell a story of the town in which many deaths resulted from diseases of infancy, childhood and early adult life, Yellow Fever being a large factor because of proximity to Gulf of Mexico ports, Cahaba had many plagues, brought in by a constantly changing population. The famous Bell Monument is in this cemetery. — Map (db m23322) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Old Cemetery|
|This site was set aside by the 1820 General Assembly, burials here date from 1818 to 1847. Interred are some of the state's earliest figures. There is no record of names, many handsome tombs have been destroyed, seven marked ones remaining, six are those of Elizabeth Comalander, Mary L. Harris, Thos. B. Rutherford, Indiana Crenshaw, Geo. William Dewolf and M. Elisha Clap, Jr. some unmarked graves remain. A brick wall once enclosed the plot. — Map (db m23355) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Pleasant Hill — Mount Carmel Church|
|A Cumberland Presbyterian church named Mt. Pleasant was organized here about 1821 by Rev. William James Moor, a missionary from the Elk Presbytery of Tennessee. Renamed Mount Carmel in 1827, this church provided early leadership for the Ala. Presbytery of the C.P. Church. The present structure was built in 1852. Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, PCUS, was formed in 1873 and shared this building with Mount Carmel, which was defunct by 1900. Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, defunct by 1935, . . . — Map (db m75777) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Live Oak Cemetery|
|East portion reserved for graveyard, 1829; west part purchased City of Selma, 1877.
Here are buried:
William Rufus King, 1786-1853, Vice President of U.S. 1853.
John Tyler Morgan, 1824-1907, U.S. Senator, Brig. Gen. C.S.A.
Edmund Winston Pettus, 1821-1907, U.S. Senator, Brig. Gen. C.S.A.
Nathaniel H. R. Dawson, 1829-1895, U.S. Commissioner of Education.
William J. Hardee, 1815-1873, Lt. Gen. C.S.A., author “Hardee’s Tactics.”
Catesby ap Roger . . . — Map (db m37653) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — 1965 — Valley Creek Presbyterian Church — One of state’s first Presbyterian churches|
|Established in 1816 by eight families form Rocky River Presbyterian Church in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
In 1859 this two-story brick building replaced original wooden structure.
Sanctuary and former slave gallery are on second floor.
Other meetings held on first floor.
In nearby cemetery lies heroes of America’s wars since 1776. — Map (db m37619) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — William Rufus de Vane King — 1786-1853|
|Native Sampson County, North Carolina.
Admitted to bar, 1806.
North Carolina House of Commons 1807-1809.
U.S. Congressman 1811-16.
Secretary U.S. Legation Naples and St. Petersburg 1816-1818.
Moved to Dallas County, Alabama, 1818.
A founder of Selma; named city.
Delegate Alabama Constitutional Convention 1819.
U.S. Senator 1819-1844, 1848-1853.
U.S. Minister to France 1844-1846.
President pro tempore U.S. Senate 1836-1840, 1850-1852.
Vice President of United States . . . — Map (db m37654) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Valley Grande — Childers Chapel|
|Established circa 1819 as Childers Meeting House on land given by George Childers. Patent for the land was issued to George Childers March 16, 1819. This Methodist Church was later known as Childers Chapel. Church burned in 1842. Congregation rebuilt the church in Valley Creek (Summerfield), construction beginning October 23, 1844. New church was dedicated October 5, 1845. This site has continued as the burying ground for the Summerfield Methodist Church congregation and the early families of . . . — Map (db m37646) HM|
|Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Site of the Willstown Mission — 1823-1839|
|Also resting place of
Supt Ard Hoyt
Missionary to the
Here and at Brainerd
1818-1828 — Map (db m36965) HM|
|Alabama (Geneva County), Hartford — Earliest Church In Hartford|
|Organized on June 30, 1888 by thirteen charter members as Dundee Missionary Baptist Church. The congregation originally worshipped in a brush arbor on this present site. The first church building was erected from pine slabs in the summer of 1886. This served as the house of worship until June 1954 at which time it was destroyed by fire. Reconstruction was begun immediately and completed in October 1954. The designated name Shiloh was the home church of seven of the thirteen charter members. The . . . — Map (db m39125) HM|
|Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — The First Baptist Church of Abbeville/Abbeville Pioneer Cemetery|
| Side 1
The First Baptist Church of Abbeville
This church was founded in 1834 as a mission of the Lawrenceville Baptist Church. Reverend Jeremiah Campbell was one of the early pastors. Later meetings were held in the lower story of the old wooden Abbeville Methodist Church. In 1847, two acres were deeded here by the Town of Abbeville to deacons Benjamin Lansdale and William Nance for use by the Baptist Church at Abbeville. The one-room church was part of the Salem Association . . . — Map (db m71807) HM|
|Alabama (Henry County), Headland — Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery|
An arm of the Shilo Primitive Baptist Church located near the Abby Creek, began meeting near the Three Cornered Pond just south of here in 1848. A new church called Piney Grove was constituted on April 21, 1849, by the hands of Elders Uriah M. Pellum and Pilot H. Edwards in the midst of a pine forest near Blackwoods Creek. The church was founded on the Gospel of Salvation by Grace, as taught in the Word of God. Charter members were James Kirkland, James C. Smith, Joseph Lock, . . . — Map (db m71815) HM|
|Alabama (Henry County), Newville — Newville Baptist Church / Newville Baptist Church Cemetery|
| Side 1
Newville Baptist Church
A small Baptist congregation met under a brush arbor in 1876, near what later became the village of Wells which grew into the town of Newville, Alabama. A log church called Center was erected in 1881; it stood about 500 yards from the present church. Sunday School was organized in 1890. Farmer's Union Grange Hall, a two story building, was later constructed -- Center Church held meetings on the first floor. Center became the Newville Baptist . . . — Map (db m71814) HM|
|Alabama (Henry County), Newville — Old Center Methodist Church/Old Center Cemetery|
|Old Center Methodist Church
The church was organized in 1859. The first building was a log structure located just NW of the present building. In the 1870's it was part of the Newton Circuit and was served by a minister who lived in the parsonage at Newton. He came by horseback and preached once a month. The second church was a wood structure. It was built from hand sawn timber. Mr. Taylor Harrison was head carpenter. In 1956, the current brick structure was built.
Old Center . . . — Map (db m71831) HM|
|Alabama (Houston County), Gordon — Gordon Cemetery / Early Gordon Leaders|
Mr. William Wood (b. 22 Mar. 1826, d. 15 Oct. 1885), a prominent Gordon businessman, donated one acre of land located north of the town center adjacent to the old river road, now U.S. Highway 95, from his large plantation estate to the Town of Gordon for the purpose of establishing a permanent cemetery for the town. In 1859 Mr. Wood was elected to the Alabama State Senate, serving four years. He was also an active Mason and served as mayor of . . . — Map (db m73371) HM|
|Alabama (Houston County), Rehobeth — Big Creek United Methodist Church / Joseph Watford Revolutionary War Veteran|
Big Creek United Methodist Church
One of the oldest churches in southeast Alabama and reportedly the oldest church in Houston County. The first church structure was a log building constructed about 20 yards north of the present building. The second structure was a larger frame building erected in 1865. In 1905, a new frame structure was built. Four Sunday School rooms and a brick exterior were added to the church in 1959.
Joseph Watford . . . — Map (db m73356) HM|
|Alabama (Jackson County), Hollywood — Bellefonte Cemetery / Town of Bellefonte|
|(Front): Before the courthouse was completed, the community selected a location for a cemetery. The highest elevation in Bellefonte's corporate limits was chosen as the town's burial place. The earliest inscribed marker in Bellefonte Cemetery bears the date 1826.
The Civil War exacted a heavy toll on Bellefonte. The Federal Army burned the courthouse and the town never recovered. The town square was sold at public auction in 1878. Only the Bellefonte Cemetery remains of the bustling . . . — Map (db m30138) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Bessemer — Union Baptist Church And Cemetery|
|Union Baptist Church was organized in 1834 by 18 or 20 members from Canaan Church. The Libscomb area was then known as East End. Members of the Rockett and Ware families donated the original two acreas of this site and a log cabin, which served as the church until a wooden building was built in 1888. The present edifice was erected in 1922. Many of the charter members are buried in the adjacent cemetery.
Alabama Register of Historic Places, April 11, 1984 — Map (db m24352) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — 1963 Church Bombing Victims|
|This cemetery is the final resting place of three of the four young girls killed in the September 15, 1963 church bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carol Robertson are buried here. The fourth victim, Denise McNair, is buried elsewhere.
The tragic loss of these lives led to the end of the era of massive resistance to social change in Birmingham and the release of the city from the fear which long paralyzed progress in human relations. — Map (db m61197) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Forrest Camp No. 1435|
|We salute the Confederate soldier with affection, reverence, and undying devotion to the cause for which he fought. — Map (db m12240) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Lane Park|
|In 1822 William Pullen, Revolutionary War veteran, acquired this land from the Federal Government for farming. In 1889 his heirs sold the land to the City of Birmingham for use as the New Southside Cemetery which operated from 1889 to 1909 with 4,767 burials. The name changed to Red Mountain Cemetery, then to Red Mountain Park and finally to Lane Park in honor of Birmingham Mayor A.O. Lane. The land was also used for the Allen Gray Fish Hatchery ( fed by Pullen Springs), a stone quarry , a . . . — Map (db m27096) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — New Hope Cemetery — Jefferson County|
| New Hope Baptist Church and Cemetery were established here on land with a log house donated by Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Jackson Glass on August 21, 1884, for religious and educational purposes. The five-member church began with trustee Manson Glass. On September 19, 1884, James P. Cambron presented a request for membership for the newly formed New Hope Church in the Cahaba Valley Baptist Association.|
New Hope Cemetery is owned and maintained by Grantswood Baptist Church.
In loving memory of our . . . — Map (db m65685) HM
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — United Confederate Veterans|
|In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers.
In Memory of the Women of the Confederacy.
In God we trust. — Map (db m12241) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — United Confederate Veterans — Camp Hardee No. 39|
|(front): United Confederate Veterans Camp Hardee No. 39 Camp Hardee No. 39 was organized as a camp of the United Confederate Veterans on August 7, 1891. This cemetery plot was acquired by the camp to provide a final resting place for the men whose valiant service had earned the undying gratitude of the South.
Past Camp Commander J. C. Abernathy led the committee which oversaw the erection of the monument which was dedicated on April 21, 1906.
In addition to the men buried here, . . . — Map (db m12487) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Wilson Chapel And Cemetery — ("The Little Brown Church in the Wildwood")|
|Wilson Chapel was built in 1916 as a memorial to James and Frances Wilson by their daughters, Rosa Wilson Eubanks and Minerva Wilson Constantine. At the time of its construction the area was developing into a community of country homes known as Roebuck Springs. Styled after the architecture of English parish churches, the chapel marks and protects the site of one of the oldest cemeteries in Alabama.
Frances Wilson's father, Audley Hamilton, was granted this land in 1818 and the cemetery . . . — Map (db m26681) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Zion Memorial Gardens|
|Mt. Zion Baptist Church began burying here in the mid-1800s. On June 2, 1970, New Grace Hill Cemetery, Inc., a subsidiary of the Booker T. Washington Insurance Company in Birmingham, purchased this cemetery and officially named it Zion Memorial Gardens. Dr. A. G. Gaston (1892-1996) organized the Booker T. Washington Burial Society in 1923, responding to the lack of burial insurance available to African Americans. Gaston believed, “a proper funeral is of immense importance….it’s the very . . . — Map (db m35602) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Clay — Mount Calvary Cemetery — Clay, Alabama — formerly Ayers, Alabama|
|The oldest marked grave is that of Nancy Paerson, daughter of William S. Turner who was born September 23, 1813 and died September 19, 1830. Jesse Taylor deeded land for this church and graveyard on February 15, 1856.
Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register. — Map (db m25134) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Clay — Pioneer Massey Cemetery|
|Samuel Massey and his brother - in - law, Duke William Glenn, first came to this Territory in February 1814 with Lt. Col Reuben Nash's Regt. South Carolina Volunteer Militia to help defeat the Creek Indians in the War of 1812. Samuel Massey returned to settle this land months before Alabama became a state on December 14, 1819. Samuel's son, William Duke Massey, married Ruth Reed, daughter of William 'Silver Billy' Reed. Born October 28, 1817, she was the first white girl born in Jefferson County. — Map (db m25088) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Clay — Wear Cemetery|
|Established about 1850, Wear Cemetery is located off Old Springville Road to the northeast at Countryside Circle. In the 1800's the Wear family was among the first settlers of the community later known as Clay. Twenty-three remaining graves were identified and documented in 2008. The earliest known burial is that of Samuel Wear (1766-1852), an American Revolutionary War soldier who fought the British in the Battle of King's Mountain at 14 years of age. Other military veterans buried here . . . — Map (db m25113) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Homewood — Union Hill Cemetery|
|Union Hill Cemetery is the burial grounds of many pioneers and early settlers of the Shades Valley area. It was established in the 1870s. but includes gravestones dating back to the early 1850s due to the relocation of two earlier, smaller cemeteries to Union Hill - the Daniel Watkins Cemetery in 1946 and the Enoch Anderson Watkins Cemetery in 2004. Union Hill Cemetery is also the final resting place of many veterans who served in the Civil War, Spanish - American War, WWI, WWII, and the Korean . . . — Map (db m26293) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Homewood — Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, Union Hill School|
|This cemetery is the final resting place of many of Shades Valley's pioneer residents. A few of the earliest headstones date from the mid-1850s. Descendants of these settlers helped mold the cities of Mountain Brook and Homewood. Located on property to the east of the cemetery was the Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church building which was completed in 1874 on property donated by Pleasant H. Watkins. This church was founded in 1867 near the Irondale Furnace and moved to Union Hill in 1873. . . . — Map (db m26294) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Hoover — Patton Chapel Church 1866|
|Just after the War Between the States Robert Berry Patton gave seven acres of land, logs from his sawmill to build a church, school and cemetery. He served as the first pastor. Fire destroyed the church in 1908 and 1938. The school served the area until 1924. Many early settlers are buried here and the site is still in use. As a city landmark and after several names changes, it is now Hoover First United Methodist Church. — Map (db m29043) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Leeds — Mt. Hebron Cemetery — Jefferson County|
|In April 1836, William White donate land for a church and cemetery. In December 1904, William T. Simmons and his wife R. A. sold adjoining land to the church adding to the cemetery. The oldest marked grave is for Hepsey Herring who died October 8, 1848. Medal of Honor recipient Alfred Lee McLaughlin is buried here along with veterans from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. In 1951, a cemetery association was formed, separate from the church. In 2003, the Univ. of AL's Office of Archaeological . . . — Map (db m49327) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Leeds — Shiloh Cemetery — Established Circa 1820|
|Shiloh Cemetery is the first recorded Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in middle Alabama. Burial at Shiloh began in 1820, a year before the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church organized in 1821 at Oakridge, now Leeds. The cemetery stood back from the public road which was the stagecoach route from Montevallo to Ashville. The church remained at the site for years, on land owned by the State of Alabama and set aside for educational purposes. About 1878, the state sold the land, and the church, . . . — Map (db m49350) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Mulga — Historic Lakeview Cemetery|
|This cemetery is owned by St. John Baptist Church in Edgewater and operated by Scott-McPherson Funeral Home, Inc. US Steel Corporation previously owned the area and it is historically associated with the Edgewater Mining Camp community established for the workers of Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company (TCI, later US Steel). The cemetery , now 3.5 acres, was deeded to St. John Baptist Church by US Steel on March 3, 2003. It is a non-profit cemetery. — Map (db m37221) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — "Mountain" Tom Clark — Hanged September 4, 1872|
|The notorious outlaw gang leader who boasted that no one would ever run over Tom Clark lies buried near the center of Tennessee Street where now all who pass by do run over him.
In 1872, Clark, who terrorized helpless citizens during the Civil War, confessed to at least nineteen murders, including a child, and was hanged with two companions. Although graves were already dug in a nearby field, outraged townspeople interred Clark beneath Tennessee Street thus bringing his boast to nought. — Map (db m80320) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Florence Cemetery — -1818-|
|When the city was surveyed this land described as "outside the city limits" was designated as the burying grounds for the new town. It contains the graves of early settlers, including a son and brother of Ferdinand Sannoner, Surveyor of Florence, and served as the principal cemetery for over 130 years. Two former Governors in the O'Neal family, as well as many prominent community leaders and families are interred here. "Soldiers Rest", a Confederate Cemetery, is located near the south property line. — Map (db m28403) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Pesthouse and Cemetery / Pestilences — 1866 / "Prior to 20th Century"|
| Side 1 Following an outbreak of the dreaded plaque, smallpox (Variola), at Florence during the winter of 1865-66, the Board of Alderman adopted a resolution on January 2, 1866, that a Pesthouse be “erected at the vineyard as soon as possible.” According to tradition, this Pesthouse, believed to have been a simple two-room log structure, was located in this area where people with infectious diseases could be isolated from community. Also located nearby is a small cemetery . . . — Map (db m28464) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Soldier's Rest — -1862-|
|This area is the military cemetery for Confederate Soldiers. After an 1862 skirmish in the streets of Florence, it was used to bury casualties until the end of the Civil War. Many unknown Confederates and a few unknown Union soldiers rest here. After the war it was reserved for Confederate veterans and their families. In 1977, the historic plot was deeded by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to insure its preservation and perpetual care. — Map (db m28402) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and Cemetery — Church Organized 1818: — First Cemetery Burial 1819|
|Church organized in 1819; First Cemetery Burial in 1819. One of the earliest Methodist Congregations in the area, this church was organized by local preacher, Rev. Alexander Faires, in a log school built in 1816. Land donated in 1818 for church and cemetery by Henry Kirkpatrick. Additional lands donated in 1841 by Hiram and Eva Rhodes, and in 1911 and 1914 by John and Amanda Wesson and L.D. Simmons. First and second structures were destroyed by fires. A frame building was erected in 1885. First . . . — Map (db m56354) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Wilson Family Cemetery 19th Century / Slave Cemetery 19th Century|
| Side A
In 1818 three Wilson brothers John, Matthew and Samuel, came from Virginia to purchase large farms in this area. The plantations of John and Matthew joined near this cemetery. All three brothers and their families are buried here. Inscriptions on two gravestones tell of a Civil War atrocity when, on April 30, 1865 two local Union guerrilla gangs tortured and murdered John Wilson and his nephew, Matthew Jr.
Two others in the house were shot, yet lived to tell the story.
The . . . — Map (db m28160) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Greenhill — Tabernacle Church — Lauderdale County|
|This is one of the earliest community burial grounds in Lauderdale County. The oldest dated gravestone is for Catherine Hill, first wife of Green Berry Hill, for whom the community is named. She died on June 8, 1825. George Kennedy deeded five acres of land in 1874 to the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church South for the establishment of a church and cemetery. Two early circuit rider preachers are buried here, Rev. Henry Hill and Rev. William Walker. Other early families buried here . . . — Map (db m68061) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Killen — Daniel White — Settled Here in 1818|
|Daniel White, native of North Carolina, purchased land here in 1818, a year before Alabama became a state. His home and stagecoach stop, "Wayside Inn" was a large two~ story log house located on the North side of the highway from this site. In 1834 he set aside the original two acres in this burial ground for a church and cemetery. Daniel White and his wife, Margaret, are believed to be buried here. Also buried here is a son, Sherwood White, who operated a grist mill on Second Creek a few miles west of Rogersville. — Map (db m29170) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Lexington — Grassy Memorial Chapel and Cemetery|
|Established in 1894 as New Salem Presbyterian Church. Originally afflicted with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the first recorded meeting was held 1897, William White, Pastor.
The Church became affiliated with Presbyterian U.S.A. in 1907. In 1976, it became the property of the Grassy community under the direction of New Salem Cemetery Inc. Grassy Memorial Cemetery Inc. was formed in 1998 by the Grassy community to direct the operation of the Chapel and Cemetery. May this Chapel continue . . . — Map (db m29800) HM|
|Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — Courtland Cemetery — -1819-|
| Side A
One of Alabama's oldest and most picturesque town cemeteries, this site was set aside as a burying ground by the Courtland Land Company in its original survey made prior to the incorporation of the town in 1819. Many of the area's earliest settlers and prominent leaders are buried here, including three Revolutionary War veterans. There are a number of unmarked graves of Confederate soldiers. Three Union soldiers were interred here following an 1863 skirmish at the nearby . . . — Map (db m71286) HM|
|Alabama (Lawrence County), Moulton — Peerson/McKelvey Cemetery|
|First known as the Peerson Cemetery, it later became the McKelvey Cemetery and still carries that name. Buried here are some early Moulton pioneers and merchants, Veterans of the War of 1812 and Civil War, each contributed to Moulton's early history. Due to construction in the late 1970's, some of the graves were destroyed. Known families buried are: Cowan, Dinsmore, Farley, Goodlett, Leggett, McCord, McDaniel, McGhee, Mckelvey, Peerson, and Wert. — Map (db m69666) HM|
|Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Baptist Hill|
Auburn's first separate black community cemetery offers a rich source of the city’s black heritage. Much of the history is oral but it is known that a white man gave most of the land in the early 1870’s. The four acre cemetery contains over 500 marked graves and many others are unmarked. The oldest grave is dated 1879. Those interred here are a cross section of the city’s blacks. Many were born slaves but later succeeded in teaching or business. The cemetery is still in use . . . — Map (db m74453) HM|
|Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Pine Hill Cemetery|
Pine Hill was established in 1837 and is the oldest cemetery in Auburn. Judge John J. Harper, Auburn's founder, donated almost six acres to the new town to be used as a community burying ground for white settlers and their slaves. The original part of the cemetery lies to the north and contains the oldest marked grave - 1838. Early cemetery records are non-existent as the first survey was conducted in the 1950’s when over 1,100 marked graves were cataloged. Of this number, . . . — Map (db m74474) HM|
|Alabama (Lee County), Opelika — African-American Rosemere Cemetery — Lee County|
| Side 1
On February 9, 1876, the City of Opelika paid D.B. Preston $80 for two acres of land to establish an African-American section of Rosemere Cemetery. This rectangular area of the cemetery contains 176 blocks, with 16 being partial blocks. A full block has 32 grave spaces. Dr. John Wesley Darden (1876-1949) settled in Opelika in 1903. He became the first African-American doctor within a 30 mile radius. He married Miss Maude Jean Logan. After they were married, Dr. and Mrs. Darden . . . — Map (db m75139) HM|
|Alabama (Lee County), Opelika — Lebanon Methodist Meeting House|
in 1837 was
around which grew up
Opelika — Map (db m75149) HM|
|Alabama (Lee County), Opelika — New Rosemere Cemetery — Lee County|
| Side 1
The City of Opelika purchased 19.6 acres of land to expand Rosemere Cemetery. This rectangular area is the newest portion. There are 193 blocks with varying numbers of sections and spaces in each. 467 grave markers have death dates prior to 1942. James A. & Wilma Ophelia Parker Kilgore are buried here. As owners of a local grocery, they worked hard, practiced frugality, and invested wisely. The Kilgores willed $1,200,000 for a trust fund to provide Lee County High School . . . — Map (db m75140) HM|
|Alabama (Lee County), Opelika — Old Rosemere Cemetery — Lee County|
| Side 1
On July 23, 1869, the City of Opelika purchased ten acres of land for a cemetery from Dr. A.B. Bennett for $100 an acre. On November 23, 1869, he accepted his choice of a lot in exchange for the debt. The earliest marked grave is dated September 25, 1854, for Nelson Clayton, the four year old son of H.D. & V.V. Clayton. This grave was moved from the Clayton plantation. 34 grave markers have death dates prior to 1869, and all of these burials were moved here. The first . . . — Map (db m75141) HM|
|Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Cambridge|
| North Side This marks the site of Cambridge, a small town established in the earliest years of Limestone County. In 1818, it consisted of several business houses, shops, and a mill. It was one of three locations considered for the county seat, however the choice went to Athens, and Cambridge never grew as hoped. During the "Great Spiritual Revival" of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, camp meetings were held here, sometimes lasting for weeks at a time. Among early Methodists who . . . — Map (db m60177) HM|
|Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Coleman Family — Coleman Hill|
|Wealthy and influential Virginia family settled here in 1820's. Daniel Coleman (1801-1857) built his stately home a block west about 1826. During the Civil War, home as occupied by Yankee troops who took Elizabeth Coleman's teeth for their gold content. Home was destroyed in early 1900's. Coleman Hill was subdivided about 1904.
Daniel, at age 19, was appointed County Judge in 1821, served Alabama House of Representatives 1829-30, Alabama Supreme Court Justice 1851-52. He and brother, . . . — Map (db m72189) HM|
|Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Old Town Cemetery|
|This is the earliest known cemetery in the town of Athens, and the final resting place for many of its first citizens. The earliest burials date from the 1820’s and continue through the mid-1800’s, with an occasional burial past 1900. Through the markers are now sunken below ground, others have been destroyed or removed.
Trustees for the town purchased this entire block in 1827 for ten dollars from Robert Beaty and John Carriel. It was originally designated school property and a school did . . . — Map (db m71525) HM|
|Alabama (Limestone County), Capshaw — Nicholas Davis|
|Born April 23, 1781 in Hanover Co. Virginia, married there to Martha Hargrave of a wealthy Quaker family. He served as U.S. Marshall and in other positions. Moved to Kentucky in 1808. Was a Captain in the WAR OF 1812 and became a political and personal ally of Henry Clay.
He settled here on several hundred acres and built his large log home "WALNUT GROVE" in 1817. Here he entertained large numbers of guests for days at a time, raced his blooded horses and lived the life of a much admired . . . — Map (db m29284) HM|
|Alabama (Limestone County), Elkmont — Old New Garden Cemetery / New Garden Cumberland Presbyterian Church|
Old New Garden Cemetery
This cemetery is one of the oldest in Limestone County and is listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register. Many of the areas earliest settlers are buried here including Patsy Elmore, widow of a Rev. War veteran, along with War of 1812 veterans: Thomas Martindale, William Levesque, Andrew McWilliams and William Malone. The headstone of Barbara Fisher, who died in 1831, is the oldest dated stone in the cemetery, but other undated and in some . . . — Map (db m73836) HM|
|Alabama (Limestone County), Greenbrier — Druid's Grove Plantation / Jones-Donnell Cemetery|
|VA native John Nelson Spotswood Jones, son of Rev. War Capt. Lewellen Jones, cousin of Martha Washington, and descendant of Rev. Rowland Jones of Williamsburg's Bruton Parish, built Druid's Grove near this site before 1820 and established the community of Greenbrier. Jones graduated from Yale and married Eliza Ann, dau. of Judge John Haywood of NC and TN. Jones's law office, recreated in Alabama's Constitutional Village in Huntsville, served as the first public library in Alabama. Druid's Grove . . . — Map (db m70235) HM|
|Alabama (Limestone County), Salem — Dupree Cemetery — Limestone County|
| The first known burial here is Nancy Vinson Christopher who died May 16, 1852. Many unmarked fieldstones are present that could mark older graves. The cemetery contains 52 identifiable burials with headstones. Five Confederate soldiers and one WWII veteran are buried here along with other notable citizens including Dr. William J. Dupree and Dr. O.P. Dupree. Family names found here include Christopher, Dunivant, Dunnavant, Dupree, Hare, Hawkins, Jackson, Johnson, Lovell, McCracken, Patterson, . . . — Map (db m71991) HM|
|Alabama (Limestone County), Tanner — Harris-Pryor House — (Flower Hill Farm)|
| Side A
Build abt. 1858 by Schuyler Harris on land once owned by Henry Augustine Washington, a distant relative of the first president. Through purchases, marriages, and inheritance between the Washington, Harris and Pryor families, all from Virginia, a large plantation of over 3,000 acres was established. Long after the demise of slavery, approx. 60 tenant families lived on the land.
Schuyler Harris gave this house to his daughter, Ida Maria and her husband Wm. Richard Pryor, a son . . . — Map (db m29103) HM|
|Alabama (Lowndes County), Lowndesboro — Our Confederate Soldiers — 1861 - 1865|
|In Honor of
Our Confederate Soldiers
1861 - 1865
(Listing of the dead soldiers) — Map (db m70941) WM|
|Alabama (Macon County), Notasulga — Camp Watts — Named for Thomas H. Watts — CSA Attorney General (1862-63) and Alabama Governor (1863-65)|
|The camp on this site served as a military hospital, a camp of conscription and instruction, a supply depot, and a cemetery during the War Between the States. At one time, there were hundreds of headstones and rocks marking the final resting place of soldiers who were buried here. The Camp Watts conscription camp was ordered closed after the fall of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. The hospital remained open, staffed by volunteers under the guidance of Juliet Opie Hopkins who relied on charitable . . . — Map (db m73529) HM|
|Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Harris Hill Cemetery|
| Harris Hill Cemetery is located Sec. 17, T3, and R1E, on the south side of Highway 72 East at the intersection of Moores Mill Road and Highway 72 East in a large clump of trees on a small rise. This is the old home place and family graveyard of Francis Eppes Harris; without a doubt, he and his wife are buried here, but no stones mark their graves.
In 2007 with the help of the present owner, Cole Walker, family members and the Twickenham Town Chapter, NSDAR, the old graves and cemetery . . . — Map (db m43878) HM|
|Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Maple Hill Cemetery|
by the City of Huntsville
Maple Hill Cemetery
has become the final resting place of many citizens of this community. Here lie brave men who served in the major wars of our nation, many public servants, and many citizens whose good works may have been known only to God.
Scrolls in Cemetery Reception Hall bear the names of some outstanding people.
Governors of Alabama
who lie buried in this . . . — Map (db m28791) HM|
|Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery|
|On September 3, 1818, the Huntsville City Commissioners purchased two acres of land from LeRoy Pope for a "burying ground" for slaves. This cemetery was located within the NE quarter of Section 1, Township 4, Range 1 West of the Base Meridian. It was affectionately known as "Georgia" within the black community. The cemetery continued to be used from 1818 until 1870 when Glenwood Cemetery was designated as the city's burial ground for African Americans. No known records have survived. — Map (db m35214) HM|
|Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Slave Cemetery — 1800s|
|This cemetery site was used as a burial ground for slaves who lived on both the Peter Blow and Job Key plantations from 1811 to 1865. Dred Scott's first wife and their two children are believed to have been buried here. The cemetery continued to be used through the early 1900s. — Map (db m31562) HM|
|Alabama (Madison County), Madison — James Henry Bibb|
| In memory of James Henry Bibb One of the founding fathers of Madison Station in November 1869. Erected by his grandson — Map (db m44265) HM|
|Alabama (Madison County), New Hope — Whitaker Cemetery — Madison County|
| John Whitaker, born 1761 in Pitt County, NC, was a Revolutionary War Soldier and established this cemetery. He and his second wife Winnie sold their land in Pitt County in 1801 and migrated to Rowan County where Winnie died, then to Mulberry, TN and finally to Madison County, AL. Whitaker, an early settler in the Bend of Paint Rock, arrived here as a widower with seven children. He married Susan Graham and they had 11 children. John Whitaker was the first person buried here after his death in . . . — Map (db m71341) HM|
|Alabama (Marengo County), Faunsdale — St. Michael's Cemetery|
|Interred in the north section of this cemetery were many slaves who had labored on Faunsdale Plantation since its founding in 1843. The earliest identified burial in the black section of the cemetery is that of Barbary (Harrison), a house servant on the Plantation who died at the age of 70 in March 1860. Wooden markers, long since vanished, once designated earlier graves. This ground interred not only slaves and freedmen, but also many of their descendants until the last burial in 1960. . . . — Map (db m72965) HM|
|Alabama (Marengo County), Faunsdale — St. Michael's Episcopal Churchyard|
1844 - Dr. Thomas & Louisa Harrison gave acre of their Faunsdale Plantation for a log church designated Union Parish.
1852 - name changed to St. Michael’s Parish.
1855 - slave artisans Peter Lee and Joe Glasgow built Gothic Revival-style church.
1888 - church disassembled and moved to town of Faunsdale.
1932 - destroyed by tornado; much of the interior wood salvaged for new brick church building.
Northern part of churchyard has graves of slave communicants.
Oldest marked . . . — Map (db m72964) HM|
|Alabama (Marengo County), Jefferson — Jefferson Baptist Church|
Mt. Pleasant Baptist
by Elder James Yarbrough in 1820
with 27 charter members.
By 1834 it had 150 members.
Church among the oldest in Demopolis area.
Buried in church cemetery are John Gilmore, Reuben Hildreth and John Sample--Revolutionary War veterans who founded Jefferson and helped establish this church. — Map (db m72974) HM|
|Alabama (Marengo County), McKinley — Bethel Baptist Church & Cemetery|
|Constituted June 6, 1821 from the fruits of labor of the venerable Solomon Perkins, For four years after their constitution they enjoyed almost a continual revival. Home of Miss Willie Kelly, a missionary to China from 1894 to 1936. This church was deemed a significant land mark and added to the Register of Alabama Landmarks and Heritage on April 11, 1984. — Map (db m72968) HM|
|Alabama (Marengo County), McKinley — Bethel Hill Missionary Baptist Church|
|Following the Civil War and emancipation, newly freed African Americans, who had worshiped in the Bethel Church in McKinley while enslaved, established their own Bethel Church in a wooden house at the rear of the current church site. In the mid-1880s, this black Bethel Church became Bethel Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Elizabeth Borden deeded five acres of land to the church in 1894, and Rev. J.A. Lawson led the effort to erect a new building the same year. The structure was bricked during . . . — Map (db m72969) HM|
|Alabama (Marengo County), Shiloh — Shiloh Baptist Church — Organized July 1827|
|The original building was located about three miles east of the present site near the village of Shiloh. It was used as a union church until it became a Baptist Church in 1842. A new building was erected at the present site and the first bodies were laid to rest in the adjacent cemetery. Prior to the Civil War, blacks also attended worship services. In 1878, they withdrew their membership to erect their own building. Seven churches have been organized from Shiloh Church, of which five remain active. — Map (db m72970) HM|
|Alabama (Marshall County), Albertville — Pre-Civil War Cemetery|
|The West Main Street Cemetery was established in the late 1850’s by the Jones Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South, which was located nearby. Among notable persons buried here are: Thomas A. Albert (1796-1876), for whom Albertville is named; W. M. Coleman (1860-1926), the city’s first mayor; and L. S. Emmett (1841-1903), a pioneer merchant. — Map (db m39069) HM|
|Alabama (Marshall County), Arab — 1883 Methodist Church Cemetery|
|A congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church North erected a log church, possibly named Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, adjacent to this cemetery in 1883. The church served as Arab's first school. The earliest marked grave is 1883, though older unmarked graves are likely present. In 1897 the congregation moved to Union Hill. The cemetery continued to be used into the early 1940s by the Methodist Episcopal Church South founded in 1892, which later became First United Methodist Church. Buried . . . — Map (db m42594) HM|
|Alabama (Marshall County), Arab — Brashier's Chapel Cemetery — Marshall County|
|Brashier's Chapel community was named for Hiram Brashier who emigrated from South Carolina in 1885 and settled near the present day Brashier's Chapel Cemetery. The oldest grave dates to 1866 and is for Mary Tuttle, the maternal grandmother of Stephen Tuttle Thompson, the founder of Arab. In 1891, Mariah C. Brashier sold an acre of land that formally established this site as a community cemetery. Most of the people buried here are linked by blood or marriage and their lives tell the history of . . . — Map (db m66092) HM|
|Alabama (Marshall County), Arab — Fry Cemetery|
|Located on the hilltop 500 feet southwest of here. Fry Cemetery typifies rural valley-and-ridge community cemeteries of the 1800s. The Fry family emigrated from Virginia to this area when it was still part of the Mississippi Territory. Revolutionary War veteran Phillip Fry was buried here in 1840. Family names found in the cemetery include Carnes, Copeland, Cox Fry, Hinds, Mays, Wilcox, and others. Numerous graves are indicated by cairns, stone slabs, and inscribed stones, while many graves no longer have visible markers. — Map (db m45570) HM|
|Alabama (Marshall County), Arab — Shoal Creek Baptist Church|
|The church was founded on March 14, 1886 by charter members R.J. Riddle, Julie Riddle, W.J. Wright, A. M. Preston, W.B. Scott and F.E. Scott. It is named after Shoal Creek, which rises up less than a mile from the church grounds and empties into the Tennessee River near Paint Rock Bluff. Before the original building was erected in 1887, services were held under a brush arbor. The present sanctuary was built in 1956, the education building in 1979, and the fellowship hall in 1993. Shoal Creek's . . . — Map (db m68785) HM|
|Alabama (Marshall County), Asbury — Old Bethel United Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery|
Organized by 1847 as one of the first churches on Sand Mountain. First meeting house erected 1855; buildings at present site constructed about 1885 and 1927. Preachers included Samuel Tyler, Levi Isbell, Jacob K. Dowdy, James R. Isbell, James R. Jones, Charles L.Isbell, George D. Drain, Nick Hulgan, Zack Isbell and Mark Hyde. Five daughter churches constituted between 1862 and 1895, including nearby Concord in 1870. Cemetery begun 1876. Sarah (Birdwell) Isbell among first white settlers in . . . — Map (db m78711) HM|
|Alabama (Monroe County), Burnt Corn — Puryearville|
|The Puryearville Methodist Church began as a society near Burnt Corn in 1820 and was located here c. 1830 to c. 1943. Richard C. Puryear deeded 2 acres of land on March 25, 1843 to Isaac Betts, George Watson, William Black, Joel B. Walden and Thomas Pritchett as trustees of the Puryearville Methodist Church and witnessed by R. H. Puryear and Richard Moseley; Hickman Fowler, J. P. The Washington-Monroe Academy and the Masonic Order met here. Early settlers of Monroe and Conecuh Counties who . . . — Map (db m47699) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Hope Hull — Abner McGehee / Early Alabama Entrepreneur|
Born Feb. 17, 1779 in Prince Edward County, VA, nephew of John Scott, founder of Alabama Town which in 1819 joined New Philadelphia to become Montgomery. Reared in the Broad River area of northeast Georgia, he became an affluent planter, tanner and general trader. When Creeks lost much of their land in the 1814 Treaty of Ft. Jackson, "Alabama Fever," the lure of much very fertile land, caused many Broad River residents, among them Abner McGehee, to . . . — Map (db m70936) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Lapine — Fair Prospect Cemetery Montgomery County|
|Atop this hill lies Fair Prospect Cemetery, established in the 1840s as part of Fair Prospect Church. Land was donated for the church and cemetery by Benjamin Mitchell (1765-1848) and his wife Jane Scrimpton Mitchell (1775-1850). The location of their graves is unknown. The earliest marked burials date to 1851 and the cemetery is still active today. Justus M. Barnes, founder of Strata Academy, was a leader in the congregation and his parents are buried here. In the 1870s, the church burned . . . — Map (db m54735) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Mathews — The Jonesville Community — (Honoring Mr. Prince Albert Jones Sr.)|
The Jonesville Community on Old Pike Road in Mathews, named for wealthy landowner George Mathews from Olgethorp County Ga.
was designated by the Montgomery County Commission on October
16th, 2007 to honor the life and legacy of Prince Albert Jones Sr.
(April 25, 1916 - January 13, 2008) and his family to the community.
Jones was born and reared in the area and devoted much of his
nearly 92 years of life to helping others in Mathews and the
surrounding communities of . . . — Map (db m68716) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Augusta and the Old Augusta Cemetery — Circa 1819|
|Augusta, home of Old Augusta Cemetery, was built on the site of a former Indian village, “Sawanogi,” on high ground close to the Tallapoosa River. In 1824 a disastrous flood swept over the plateau, invading shops and residences. A year later a deadly form of malarial fever took half the population to their graves, killing the town as well. The cemetery, burial place for the Ross, Charles, and Taylor families, continued to be used until the early 20th century. The iron fence . . . — Map (db m68260) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA / Colonel B.D. Fry at Battle of Gettysburg|
Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA
Born Virginia; educated VMI and West Point; fought in Mexico; practiced law in California; married Alabamian whose family owned the Tallassee cotton mill; served as general in Walker’s ill-fated filibustering in Nicaragua; then returned to manage Tallassee mill. Colonel of th 13th Alabama Infantry in 1861; wounded in four different battles including Gettysburg where he commanded a brigade; promoted to Brigadier General May . . . — Map (db m69341) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Confederate Military Prison / Civil War Military Prisons|
Confederate Military Prison
Near this site, from mid April to December 1862, a Confederate military prison held, under destitute conditions, 700 Union soldiers, most captured at Shiloh. They were imprisoned in a foul, vermin-abounding cotton depot, 200 feet long and 40 feet wide, without blankets and only the hard earth or wood planks as a bed. The cotton shed was situated between Tallapoosa Street and the Alabama River. Of the 700 Union prisoners, nearly 198 died in . . . — Map (db m71369) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Governor William Calvin Oates / Colonel W. C. Oates, CSA at Gettysburg|
| (Side 1)
Governor William Calvin Oates
Born in Pike County into a poor Alabama family in 1835, Oates practiced law in Abbeville when the War began. Elected Captain of the "Henry Pioneers," Co. G, 15th Alabama Infantry. He saw service in Jackson's Corps and was appointed Colonel of the 15th Regiment in 1863. Given command of the 48th Alabama infantry in July 1864, Oates' right arm was shattered by a mini ball at Petersburg in August 1864. He later served Alabama as a legislator, . . . — Map (db m72172) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Lincoln Cemetery / Rufus Payne, 1884-1939|
In 1907 the American Securities Company opened Lincoln Cemetery for African Americans and Greenwood Cemetery for whites, the first commercial cemeteries in the city. Landscape design indicates Olmstead influences with curving drives and two circular sections. Space allotted for 700 graves with first interment in 1908. Most graves are simple concrete slabs with evidences of African-American funerary art and late-Victorian motifs. Marble markers . . . — Map (db m71342) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Old Oakwood Cemetery|
|The city cemetery was begun by donations of land from Andrew Dexter in 1817 and from General John Scott in 1818. Dexter and Scott had founded separate villages which combined to form Montgomery in 1819. The early part of the graveyard was known as Scott's Free Burying Ground. The cemetery was open to all of Montgomery's people. Many of the soldiers and prominent statesmen who shaped our history as well as ordinary citizens, hanged felons, and unknowns rest in Old Oakwood. Nearly 140 acres in . . . — Map (db m36496) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Pike Road — Lucas Hill Cemetery — Circa 1816|
|The Founders of The Waters relocated and restored this historic cemetery in May 2005. The original cemetery site, located along the Old Federal Road beyond the boundary of the Creek Indian lands at Line Creek, had fallen into ruin due to years of neglect. The Lucas Hill Cemetery is the final resting place for some of the earliest settlers who established plantations and farmsteads along the Mount Meigs Terrace now present day eastern Montgomery County, Alabama.
Listed in the Alabama . . . — Map (db m72015) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Pike Road — Ray Cemetery — Est. 1849|
|John W. Ray, his wife, Martha; their infant son; and her fifteen-year-old brother, James R. Conyers, moved to Mt. Meigs from Greene County, Georgia. He and his older brother, Isaac Ray, owned extensive landholdings along Vaughn and Taylor Roads. These early settlers were devout Missionary Baptists. John W. Ray assisted in organizing Antioch Baptist Church, the first church of any denomination organized in Montgomery County, in 1818 at Mt. Meigs. John W. Ray, James R. Conyers, and members of the . . . — Map (db m72013) HM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Pintlala — The Bethel Cemetery|
|Bethel Cemetery was constituted Feb 13, 1819 and located on Federal Rd. Bethel Church was 1 of 4 churches in the Alabama Baptist Association which was formed on Dec. 13, 1819. On July 22, 1837, the church became the object of a major split in Baptist life. In Oct., Missionary Brethren were excluded from the church and the split became final. A marker memorializing the division between the Primitive and Missionary Baptists was placed in the cemetery by the Montgomery Baptist W.M.U. on Nov. 4, . . . — Map (db m71430) HM|
|Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Confederate Rest|
During the War Between the States, Breckinridge Military Hospital was established at what is now Marion Military Institute. Soldiers who died were first buried behind MMI campus. After the war, Ladies Memorial Assoc. had remains exhumed and re-interred here in St. Wilfrid's Cemetery. Redwood tree planted as a living memorial to the fallen soldiers.
Grave of Judge Wm. M. Brooks, President of the Alabama Secession Convention of 1861, is nearby.
Placed by members of . . . — Map (db m70105) HM|
|Alabama (Perry County), Marion — St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Cemetery|
From October 24, 1855 through December 17, 1877, the Parish records of St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church states that people of color, both slave and free, were buried here in St. Wilfrid‟s cemetery. — Map (db m70067) HM|
|Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — Aliceville First Baptist Church|
|On a wooded spot near where Garden Cemetery is located stood Enon Baptist Church, constituted in August 1823, by Lemuel Prewitt and Henry Petty on land donated by Parks E. Ball.
Sometime after 1849 the meeting place was moved about one mile west on Pickensville road.
In 1905 it was relocated in Aliceville and is now known as First Baptist Church of Aliceville.
The present building was dedicated October 4, 1940.
Through the years this church has been consistently dedicated to . . . — Map (db m37524) HM|
|Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — In Memory of James McCrory|
|who departed this life
November 24th 1840
Aged 82 years, 6 months
and 9 days.
The deceased was a soldier
of the Revolution and was at
The battles of Germantown,
Brandywine and Guilford
Court house, and was one of
Washington’s life guards at
Valley Forge and served his
during the war.
Peace be to the soldier’s dust — Map (db m37522) HM|
|Alabama (Pike County), Goshen — Allred House & Cemetery|
A veteran of the War of 1812, Major William Burt Allred and his wife, Jane O. Park Allred, moved from Newton County, GA to Pike County, AL in 1839. Construction began on their new home in 1840 and was completed in 1843. The home is one of the oldest continually occupied dwellings in Pike County. Reportedly built by a skilled black carpenter, the Greek Revival house is made of hand-hewn post and beam construction. The two story “I” house was built with a double pen . . . — Map (db m72056) HM|
|Alabama (Pike County), Linwood — Mt. Pleasant Cemetery|
Founded prior to 1850, at the same time as the original church near Fryer's Bridge, which became the village of Linwood in the late 1850s. Original cemetery included the graves of both black and white parishioners of the early church. In the 1870s, black communicants established their own congregation and cemetery while the remaining white congregation continued to use the original cemetery. Earliest marked grave site is dated 1858. Among the headstones are those identifying Confederate soldiers. — Map (db m76746) HM|
|Alabama (Russell County), Fort Mitchell — Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery|
|This military graveyard was established soon after Fort Mitchell was built by General John Floyd of the Georgia Militia. Located just south of the stockade, the cemetery was used between 1813 and 1840 during the fort's occupation by Georgia and United States soldiers. The first burial was that of John Ward, an interpreter on the staff of General Floyd. Ward died of pneumonia in November 1813. A line of approximately 25 soldiers' graves is located adjacent to the site of the fort's dispensary. A . . . — Map (db m26122) HM|
|Alabama (Russell County), Fort Mitchell — James Cantey|
|Near here was the home of Confederate Brigadier General James Cantey who arrived in 1849 to operate a plantation owned by his father. Prior to coming to Russell County he had practiced law at his birthplace, Camden, South Carolina, and had represented his district in the State Legislature there for two terms. Cantey fought n the Mexican War and received near mortal wounds. He was left among the dead but was rescued by his body servant whose plans were to bear him home for burial. The slave's . . . — Map (db m26103) HM|
|Alabama (Russell County), Fort Mitchell — John Crowell|
Near here is the site where John Crowell lived, died, and is interred. Colonel Crowell was born in Halifax County, North Carolina, on September 18, 1780; moved to Alabama in 1815, having been appointed as Agent of the United States to the Muscogee Indians. In 1817, he was elected as Alabama's first and only Territorial Delegate to the 15th Congress, where he served from January 29, 1818, until March 3, 1819. Upon Alabama's admission as a State, he was elected its first . . . — Map (db m26116) HM|
|Alabama (Russell County), Seale — St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery — Russell County|
Old St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery is one of Russell County's oldest African-American cemeteries. Established in the early 1880s by former slaves, the church became a central institution to many families in the Seale community. Records indicate that Peter and Rose Merritt Chadwick donated a part of their land to build a church, and community members contributed funds, materials and labor to erect the church. Members of the Bellamy, Drake, Holmes, Mabry, Newsome, Osborn, Pitts, Simpson, . . . — Map (db m78116) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Alabaster — Benton Family Cemetery — "Benton-Oldham Cemetery"|
|Located on the site of the original Benton homestead, this cemetery was founded July 12, 1842, with the burial of early Shelby County settler Jesse Benton (1796-1842). All who rest herein are members of the Benton family by birth, marriage, or close friendship. — Map (db m37224) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Alabaster — Harless Cemetery|
|Harless Cemetery was established as a burying ground in the early 1800s. It is on land homesteaded by Henry Harless, Jr., that was later owned and subsequently deeded to the cemetery by members of the Wyatt family. The oldest surviving marker is for Henry Harless, Jr.'s sister, Hannah Harless Wilson (1783-1833). Hannah and her husband, Benjamin Wilson, arrived to this area about 1814 and are believed to be the first white settlers to the Ebenezer community. The cemetery is sometimes referred to . . . — Map (db m24914) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Alabaster — Nabors Cemetery — “Ozley-McLane-Nabors Cemetery”|
|Established October 15, 1868, with the burial of Elizabeth “Betsy” Nabors. Her loving husband, John, followed her in death only fifteen days later. They are buried side by side. Many local pioneer families chose to share this hallowed ground for their departed loved ones.
Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register — Map (db m37046) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Chelsea — Old Quinn Burying Ground|
|Established June 2, 1849 by
Veteran of War of 1812
In Consideration of His Love for the Church, He Conveyed the Burying Ground to the Trustees of Liberty Church And Their Successors.
Listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
Erected by Friends of Old Quinn Burying Ground — Map (db m28519) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Harpersville — Harpersville Garden of Memories|
|The oldest known grave is that of Oprah Moore (1772-1823), consort to Rev. (Doctor) Lemuel Moore. This is the final resting place of American Revolutionary War Patriot William Jennings (1761-1840) and the professed burial site of the Last Creek Indian Chief of the Kewahatchie Tribe, Boz Shepard and his family (c. 1836-37). On January 24, 1964, a devastating tornado destroyed most of the oldest grave markers and killed ten citizens, including five members of the same Kelly family. Thousands of . . . — Map (db m59652) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Helena — Harmony Graveyard — Shelby County|
|This site began as the burying ground for Harmony Presbyterian Church, the first church built in the area that would become Helena. The earliest marked grave is Jones Griffin (died 1836), one of Andrew Jackson's Tennessee volunteers who was credited as the first soldier to mount the breastworks at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. The cemetery contains the graves of Helena's earliest physicians, ministers, educators, and public officials including C. I. Hinds, the city's first mayor. Early family . . . — Map (db m76237) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Maylene — Cedar Grove Cemetery|
|Established as Meredith Cemetery, the first recorded burial here was Sarah Hoge Meredith, who died August 25, 1836.
The Griffin family donated land for this burial ground and it has been in continuous use since founded. An annual memorial service has been held on this site since before the Civil War. — Map (db m37219) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Shelby Springs — Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery — "Old Soldiers Grave Yard"|
|The Confederate Army established a soldier's home and hospital here (1863-1865) as a part of the CSA Camp Winn Training Site. Father Leray and the Sisters of Mercy staffed the hospital after fleeing Civil War destruction in Vicksburg, MS. They brought with them by train many wounded and sick Confederate soldiers. This existing public cemetery was expanded fro those soldiers who died of battle wounds and illnesses. Civilian burials continued until 1921.
Lay Down Your Arms...
Close . . . — Map (db m24212) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Sterrett — Old Sterrett Cemetery — “Cedars of Beulah Land Burial Ground” Pumpkin Swamp Road —→ .3 mile|
|This cemetery was established around 1841. The oldest marked grave is for Polly Webster (1822-May 3, 1841), daughter of Beulah Land founder Henley Webster, born February 5, 1805 in Anderson County, SC and died February 20, 1884. This hallowed ground and the surrounding 40 acres was acquired by Henley Webster on December 20, 1824. Legislative action dated May 28, 1828 established a postal road from Ashville through Beulah Land and Harpersville to Montevallo. Other pioneer settlers of Beulah Land . . . — Map (db m59464) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Westover — Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery|
|This cemetery was established August 20, 1857, by George C. and Purnelea Crawford. In an earnest desire to promote God’s Kingdom on Earth, they conveyed this site to the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church South and their successors.
Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register — Map (db m59653) HM|
|Alabama (Shelby County), Wilsonville — Wilsonville Cemetery|
|This cemetery has been an important resting place for loved ones since the early 1800s.
A Dutchman named Avehard is believed to be the first person buried here. The earliest marked grave dates to 1854. Sharecroppers, former slaves, educators, business men and women, and many war veterans from as far back as the Civil War are buried here. These graves mark the journey of many generations. It is with love and respect that we recognize our founding families for what they contributed towards . . . — Map (db m37225) HM|