Southern Hill Cemetery
Lineage of Owners
1826-1876 John W. Slack
1876-1906 Etowah County Commission
1906-1918 T.J. and Lily Woodliff
1918 - 1935 A.W. Woodliff
1918 Mosaic Templars of America
2013-present Grace Heritage Community Development
Erected 2016 by State Representatives Ford, Nordgren, and Butler; Chari Bostick, Team Leaders
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 33° 59.924′ N, 86° 0.66′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker can be reached from South Sixth Street 0.2 miles south of Oak Street. Enclosed behind fencing at very end of S 6th St at NW corner of the James D. Martin Wildlife Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 976 S 6th St, Gadsden AL 35901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sisters Missionary Servants Of The Most Blessed Trinity (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gadsden Amphitheater (approx. 0.8 miles away); The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church (approx. one mile away); Paul Harvey Loyalty Day (approx. one mile away); Gadsden, Alabama (approx. one mile away); Congregation Beth Israel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Colonel Hood House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gadsden.
Regarding Southern Hill Cemetery. Southern Hill Cemetery was once part of the Forest Hill community, a predominantly black section of Gadsden. The cemetery was abandoned in the 1940s when the City of Gadsden declared eminent domain
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 20, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.