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Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Cemetery

 
 
Old Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
1. Old Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This site was set aside by the 1820 General Assembly, burials here date from 1818 to 1847. Interred are some of the state's earliest figures. There is no record of names, many handsome tombs have been destroyed, seven marked ones remaining, six are those of Elizabeth Comalander, Mary L. Harris, Thos. B. Rutherford, Indiana Crenshaw, Geo. William Dewolf and M. Elisha Clap, Jr. some unmarked graves remain. A brick wall once enclosed the plot.
 
Erected by Cahaba Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 32° 18.894′ N, 87° 6.408′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from Cahaba Road, on the right when traveling north. A small side on the right of the road pointing to the location of the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orrville AL 36767, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorials for Prisoners of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette's Tour
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cahawba’s Current Residents (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cahawba's Changing Landscape (approx. 0.4 miles away); Black Belt Transformations (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cahaba's "New" Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anna Gayle Fry House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahaba.
 
Also see . . .  Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on October 16, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Cahaba's Old Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
2. Cahaba's Old Cemetery
View of Old Cemetery marker, with graves on left and in background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
3. View of Old Cemetery marker, with graves on left and in background.
Thos. B. Rutherford Grave Stone image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Jonathan Matthews, March 29, 2022
4. Thos. B. Rutherford Grave Stone
Cleaned & restored by the Old Cahawba Archaeological Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2024. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,909 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3. submitted on January 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on April 21, 2024. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 21, 2024