“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Alabaster in Shelby County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Benton Family Cemetery

"Benton-Oldham Cemetery"

Benton Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julia Frost, June 19, 2010
1. Benton Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Located on the site of the original Benton homestead, this cemetery was founded July 12, 1842, with the burial of early Shelby County settler Jesse Benton (1796-1842). All who rest herein are members of the Benton family by birth, marriage, or close friendship.
Erected 2006 by Friends & Descendants of Jesse Benton.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 33° 13.201′ N, 86° 49.424′ W. Marker is in Alabaster, Alabama, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from Montevallo Road (State Highway 119) ¼ mile south of Woodbrook Trail. Across AL Hwy 119 from Thompson Intermediate School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alabaster AL 35007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Founding of Alabaster / Siluria (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); David Lindsay Historical Cemetery Site (approx. 2.3 miles away); Nabors Cemetery
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); Harless Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Shelbyville, A. T. (approx. 4.7 miles away); Pelham, Alabama / Ballantrae Golf Course (approx. 4.8 miles away); Harmony Graveyard (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alabaster.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2010, by Julia Frost of Hoover, Alabama. This page has been viewed 909 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 24, 2010, by Julia Frost of Hoover, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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Jun. 1, 2020