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

Early Settlers Cemetery

Madison County

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
1. Early Settlers Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This unmarked cemetery site was discovered during the relocation of a section of Meridianville Bottom Road in July 2012. Though no marked graves are present, this might be a family graveyard associated with the early settlers of Madison County. Historic records indicate that white farmers, along with their slaves, settled in this area of Madison County prior to 1809, as evidenced by Enon Baptist Church, which was organized in that year and whose original site is located approximately 1 mile north of here. The cemetery sits atop an abrupt knob in an open field and provides a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. An archaeological investigation revealed what appears to be 4 larger graves and 11 smaller graves located within the confines of the site. This cemetery, now defined by the fenced area, was listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register on October 16, 2013. The Madison County Executive Airport Authority installed the fence and this marker with the intention of protecting this site from any future development and to ensure the cemetery remains in the public consciousness for generations to come.

Listed in the
Early Settlers Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
2. Early Settlers Cemetery Marker
Alabama Historic Cemetery Register

 
Erected 2014 by Madison County Executive Airport Authority.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 50.944′ N, 86° 33.261′ W. Marker is near Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Meridianville Bottom Road 0.1 miles south of Bolling Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meridianville AL 35759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Site of Enon Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Williams Walker (1783-1823) (approx. 2.9 miles away); William Hooper Councill (approx. 4.6 miles away); Councill Training School (approx. 4.7 miles away); Site of Bell Factory (approx. 4.8 miles away); Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University / Alabama A&M University former names (approx. 4.9 miles away); Harris Hill Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Site of Quick Airplane (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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