Wilsonville in Shelby County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
A Dutchman named Avehard is believed to be the first person buried here. The earliest marked grave dates to 1854. Sharecroppers, former slaves, educators, business men and women, and many war veterans from as far back as the Civil War are buried here.
These graves mark the journey of many generations. It is with love and respect that we recognize our founding families for what they contributed towards the establishment of the Wilsonville community.
Erected 2010 by The Wilsonville Cemetery Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 33° 14.224′ N, 86° 28.987′ W. Marker is in Wilsonville, Alabama, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of McGowin Road, on the left when traveling north on McGowin Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilsonville AL 35186, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Wilsonville, Alabama (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate FortsTo The Memory of General Jackson (approx. 5.9 miles away); Harpersville Garden of Memories (approx. 7.3 miles away); Fayetteville (approx. 7.3 miles away); De Soto's Visit (approx. 7.7 miles away); The De Soto Trail (approx. 7.7 miles away); Historic Harpersville (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilsonville.
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 751 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 24, 2010, by Julia Frost of Hoover, Alabama. 2. submitted on February 25, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.