Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Old Church Street Cemetery - 1819
Erected 1969 by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
Location. 30° 41.216′ N, 88° 3.063′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street (U.S. 90) and South Scott Street, on the right when traveling east on Government Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Government Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Quigley House (a few steps from this marker); Home of Raphael Semmes (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (about 500 feet away); James W. Roper (about 500 feet away); Shaarai Shomayim (about 700 feet away); Dr. H. Roger Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Convent of Mercy (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bee Hive (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mobile.
Regarding Old Church Street Cemetery - 1819.
Church Street Graveyard, Mobile's oldest existing cemetery,
City officials divided the cemetery into three sections, with the northeastern section designated for Catholics, the southeastern for Protestants, and the remaining western portion designated a "Graveyard for Strangers" and, incidentally, Masons, Odd Fellows, veterans, and the indigent. The graveyard consists of 20 rows of 14.5 lots each and contains more than 1,000 burials.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on cemetery. (Submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. City of Mobile website about cemetery. (Submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.