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Fair Prospect Cemetery Montgomery County

 
 
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By David J Gaines, April 8, 2012
1. Fair Prospect Cemetery Montgomery County Marker
Inscription. 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 after lightning struck it and the congregation began meeting at Strata Academy. When the Academy moved and became Highland Home College, the church retained the campus building on the site of Strata Church of Christ. A.S. Naftel, founder of the Naftel Community, acquired much of the Mitchell lands after 1850 and members of his family are buried here. Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
 
Erected 2011 by Jay & Ruth Mitchell Ott, Descendant of Benjamin Mitchell.
 
Location. 32° 0.561′ N, 86° 17.398′ W. Marker is in Lapine, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on U.S. 331, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lapine AL 36046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By David J Gaines, April 8, 2012
2. Fair Prospect Cemetery Montgomery County Marker
within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Highland Home College (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Letohatchee (approx. 6.7 miles away); Tankersley Rosenwald School (approx. 10 miles away); Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 10.1 miles away); Federal Road, 1805, (approx. 12.4 miles away); Pintlala Grange Hall / Grange Hall School (approx. 12.4 miles away); Pintlala School (approx. 12.5 miles away); The Federal Road / Manac's Tavern (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Mark Hilton, March 2, 2014
3. Fair Prospect Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama.   3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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