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Mount Olive in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Graham Cemetery

Graham Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, May 16, 2021
1. Graham Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Graham Cemetery contains approximately 155 marked burials, with the earliest dating back to 1880. Buried in the cemetery are members of the Graham family, some of the first settlers of the area. Thomas Graham purchased 40 acres of land in the Mount Olive Vicinity in 1838. By the turn of the century, the family had become quite prosperous, owning as much as 400 acres in the area. Most of the graves are from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, with some graves for veterans of World Wars I and II. Early markers are upright stones, arched or pedimented for minimal ornamentation. A few simple unmarked stones are also found. Period motifs include clasped hands and floral designs. Descendants continue to hold land in the area and have formed a non-profit corporation known as the Graham Cemetery Association for the purpose of maintaining the cemetery.
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
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42.202′ N, 86° 52.072′ W. Marker is in Mount Olive, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Mount Olive Road, 0.3 miles north of Whitten Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3889 Mt Olive Rd, Mount Olive AL 35117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virgil Allen Howard (approx. 5 miles away); Gardendale, Alabama (approx. 5 miles away); Brookside's Unique Heritage / Brookside Russian Orthodox Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Town of Cardiff (approx. 5˝ miles away); Black Creek Park, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership and the Fultondale Coke Oven Park (approx. 6.9 miles away); Downtown Graysville (approx. 8 miles away); Tarrant City Hall (approx. 9.9 miles away); Jefferson Warriors (approx. 10.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 132 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 16, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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Dec. 8, 2023