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Centreville in Bibb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Centreville Cemetery

Bibb County

 
 
Centreville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2015
1. Centreville Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Centreville Cemetery is older than the town of Centreville itself. The earliest known burial is that of Willie Coleman, dated 1822, and Centreville was established in 1823. One half of the cemetery, known as Cooper Cemetery, contains mostly the burials of African Americans. The other half, known as Four Points Cemetery, contains the burials of whites. Surnames associated with many prominent Centreville families can be found among the burials, which include former Probate Judges, Sheriffs, Mayors, merchants and other community leaders. The most prominent Centreville resident buried here is Dr. Edward Hawthorn Moren (1825-1886), a surgeon in the US Army, then the Confederate Army, who also represented Bibb and Perry counties in the state assembly. Most notably, Moren served as Alabama's 2nd Lieutenant Governor from 1870-1872, during post-Civil War Reconstruction. Centreville Cemetery is owned by the City of Centreville. Maintenance is provided by the city, and through volunteer efforts of the Cooper Memorial Cemetery Committee and others. By the 21st century, the adverse effects of age, neglect and vandalism had become obvious. However, the cemetery
Centreville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2015
2. Centreville Cemetery Marker
(looking southwest)
was restored with state grant funds in 2012.
Listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register in 2011
Marker erected in 2012 by the Centreville Historic Preservation Commission

 
Erected 2012 by Centreville Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 56.523′ N, 87° 8.636′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Alabama, in Bibb County. Marker can be reached from Mill Street 0.2 miles south of Walnut Street (State Route 25), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located within the cemetery grounds, about 100 yards north of the entrance, facing Mill Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centreville AL 35042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Six Mile Male And Female Academy (approx. 9.2 miles away); Six Mile Male & Female Academy Site (approx. 9.2 miles away); Piper / Coleanor (approx. 11˝ miles away); Blocton / Blocton Coke Ovens (approx. 12.1 miles away); West Blocton, Alabama (approx. 12.3 miles away); Belle Ellen
Centreville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2015
3. Centreville Cemetery Marker
(looking north • Mill Street visible in right background)
(approx. 12˝ miles away); Absalom Pratt House (approx. 13 miles away); Bibb Naval Furnaces Brierfield Furnaces (approx. 13 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Centreville Memorial Cemetery. (A listing of Centreville Cemetery burials) (Submitted on September 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Edward H. Moren (Wikipedia). After graduating from medical school in New York, Edward Moren enlisted in the U.S. Army as an assistant surgeon, serving during the Mexican–American War. After leaving the U.S. army in 1848, Moren moved to Bibb County, Alabama where he continued to practice medicine. (Submitted on September 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Centreville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2015
4. Centreville Cemetery Marker
(looking west into cemetery from Mill Street)
Cooper Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2015
5. Cooper Family Plot
(located near marker)
Centreville Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2015
6. Centreville Cemetery Entrance
(turn here to access marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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