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Brewton in Escambia County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pilgrims' Rest Cemetery

 
 
Pilgrims' Rest Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 5, 2019
1. Pilgrims' Rest Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This cemetery was established in 1854 when Pilgrims' Rest Baptist Church was founded across the road on September 17 in that same year. The cemetery remained prominent in Alco even though the original congregation moved and Alco Methodist Church took possession of the property in 1889. Thirteen victims of an 1883 yellow fever epidemic are buried here. Also buried here is Edmund Troupe Brewton who came to this area in 1861 as a railroad agent and is believed to be the namesake for the City of Brewton.
Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register

 
Erected 2009 by the City of Brewton.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionScience & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1854.
 
Location. 31° 5.861′ N, 87° 5.149′ W. Marker is in Brewton, Alabama, in Escambia County. Marker is on Alco Drive, 0.2 miles south of Blacksher Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Alco Drive, Brewton AL 36426, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Union Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Burnt Corn Park Cistern (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ritz Theatre (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Robbins & McGowin Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bank of Brewton (approx. one mile away); Hart Station (approx. one mile away); Escambia County Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brewton.
 
Pilgrims' Rest Cemetery and marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 5, 2019
2. Pilgrims' Rest Cemetery and marker.
Nearby plaque about Reverend who ministered to yellow fever victims. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 5, 2019
3. Nearby plaque about Reverend who ministered to yellow fever victims.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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