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Leeds in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shiloh Cemetery

Established Circa 1820

 
 
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By TRCP Alliance, September 18, 2011
1. Shiloh Cemetery Marker
Inscription. 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, which had operated a church school, moved. The cemetery is maintained by the City of Leeds. Burials date as late as 2006. The oldest names affiliated with the founding of Leeds appear on the headstones. The first Sheriff of Shelby County is believed to be buried in an unmarked grave. Some of the first families in Counties Jefferson, St. Clair and Shelby are among those buried at Shiloh.
 
Location. 33° 33.004′ N, 86° 32.485′ W. Marker is in Leeds, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Ashville Road Northeast and Morgan Street Northeast, on the right when traveling west on Ashville Road Northeast. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leeds AL 35094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as
Shiloh Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 18, 2011
2. Shiloh Cemetery Marker
the crow flies. Leeds Benchmarks In History (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Henry (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jonathan Bass House Museum (approx. 1.2 miles away); Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipients (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rowan House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sidney Word Lee (approx. 5 miles away); Mt. Hebron School (approx. 5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Leeds.
 
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Entrance gate to Shiloh Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 18, 2011
3. Entrance gate to Shiloh Cemetery
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By TRCP Alliance, September 18, 2011
4. Shiloh Cemetery
Shiloh Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, September 18, 2011
5. Shiloh Cemetery
 
 
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