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Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Glenwood Cemetery

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
1. Glenwood Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Glenwood Cemetery replaced the original slave cemetery, known as "Georgia,” which had been established in 1818 and located north of the present Huntsville Hospital. Glenwood Cemetery was established in 1870 by the City of Huntsville following the purchase of 10 acres from the Benjamin W. Blake estate, originally a part of the John Brahan Plantation. Additional land was added in 1875 from the W.W. Darwin family, resulting in the current configuration. Distinguished African Americans buried here include veterans of America's wars beginning with the Civil War, former slaves, accomplished artisans, professionals in many fields, clergymen, educators, entrepreneurs, politicians, and other leaders.

Early Community Leaders Buried Here Include:

• Henry C. Binford, Educator
• Daniel S. Brandon, Alderman
• William H. Gaston, Clergyman
• Charles Hendley, Jr., Editor, Huntsville Gazette
• C. C. Moore, Postman
• Burgess E. Scruggs, Physician
 
Erected 1996 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans

Glenwood Cemetery Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
2. Glenwood Cemetery Marker - Reverse
Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 34° 43.512′ N, 86° 36.093′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Cemetery Street Northwest and Hall Avenue Northwest, in the median on Cemetery Street Northwest. Marker is at cemetery entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.B. "Bill" Miller Bridge (approx. half a mile away); St. Joseph's Mission School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Original Site of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thrasher Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.7 miles away); Norwegian Light Beacon And Fog Bell (approx. Ύ mile away); William Hooper Councill High School Site (approx. Ύ mile away); Church Street Community (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Chamber of Commerce Huntsville/Madison County (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Glenwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
3. Glenwood Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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