Old Negro Cemetery / Fairview Cemetery
Interred on this gently sloping hillside are the remains of many of Eufaula’s early black citizens. Their names are known only to God because the wooden grave markers which located the burials have long since vanished. This burying ground was used until about 1870 when black interments were moved to Pine Grove Cemetery. In addition to the “Old Negro Cemetery”, there are at least five other graveyards including the Jewish, Presbyterian, Masonic Odd Fellows and Public which are part of Present day Fairview Cemetery.
The earliest burials in this cemetery date from Eufaula’s pioneer days in the late 1830’s and early 1840’s. Formerly known as the “Old Cemetery”, this public burial ground has been expanded through land purchases and the consolidation of other cemeteries including the Jewish, Presbyterian, Masonic, Odd Fellows and Negro. At the suggestion of his daughter, Claude Hill, Mayor P. B. McKenzie named the cemetery “Fairview” about 1895. The iron fence which borders the property on North Randolph Avenue was salvaged from
Erected 1991 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission / City of Eufaula.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 31° 54.177′ N, 85° 8.532′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Randolph Avenue and East Browder Street. Marker is located in the Fairview Cemetery northeast of the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eufaula AL 36027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Fairview Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tree That Owns Itself (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vietnam Veteran Park (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chief Eufaula (Yoholo Micco) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cotton and Creek Country (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hart House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The St. Julian Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
Also see . . . Fairview Cemetery at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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