Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Prominent citizens interred in Evergreen include Alabama Governors Joshua Martin and Henry Collier. Three University of Alabama presidents are buried in Evergreen: CSA General Josiah Gorgas, Burwell Boykin Lewis, and Richard Clark Foster. Amelia Gayle Gorgas, University librarian and postmistress for 25 years, is entombed in Evergreen.
Evergreen is the final resting place of CSA Brigadier General Sterling Wood and many other Confederate veterans. Dr. Lafayette Guild, Chief Surgeon and Medical Director of the Army of Northers Virginia, is buried in the cemetery. Beside the King family plot lies a small headstone memorializing Henry, who accompanied his master's body home from battle in 1863. William March, author of Company K and The Bad Seed was buried here in 1954.
When Evergreen was first established, several families, including Snow and Somerville, constructed elaborate mausoleums. Vandalism and recklessness during the 1960s necessitated the removal of all but two of the structures; the King and Eddins edifices are the sole survivors. The name tablets for the lost mausoleums can be found in the ground where they once stood. Perhaps the most unusual epitaph belongs to Rufus Strickland; it reads “Hi. Thanks for stopping by.” Unusual for a burial ground so old, Evergreen remains an active cemetery and occupies approximately four city blocks. The City of Tuscaloosa is the custodian of Evergreen, whose rows of stone are a roll call of the families that built Tuscaloosa.
Erected 2014 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 33° 12.38′ N, 87° 33.104′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Paul W. Bryant Drive and Wade Wallace Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Paul W. Bryant Drive. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Calvary Baptist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alpha Delta Pi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kappa Delta (approx. ¼ mile away); Phi Gamma Delta Theta Chapter House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Delta Kappa Epsilon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Autherine Lucy Foster (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maxwell Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); The President's Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
Also see . . .
1. Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa , AL. Video of the cemetery and its headstones. (Creative Illustration Studio, uploaded Dec. 25, 2012) (Submitted on August 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Evergreen Cemetery. Find A Grave entry on the cemetery includes documentation of more than 4,000 burial sites. (Submitted on August 10, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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