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

Live Oak Cemetery

 
 
Live Oak Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. Live Oak Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  East portion reserved for graveyard, 1829; west part purchased City of Selma, 1877.

Here are buried:

William Rufus King, 1786-1853, Vice President of U.S. 1853.

John Tyler Morgan, 1824-1907, U.S. Senator, Brig. Gen. C.S.A.

Edmund Winston Pettus, 1821-1907, U.S. Senator, Brig. Gen. C.S.A.

Nathaniel H. R. Dawson, 1829-1895, U.S. Commissioner of Education.

William J. Hardee, 1815-1873, Lt. Gen. C.S.A., author “Hardee’s Tactics.”

Catesby ap Roger Jones, 1821-1877, Commander C.S.N., commanded Virginia (Merrimac) in battle with Monitor 1862.

Robert W. Barnwell, 1849-1902, Episcopal Bishop of Alabama.
 
Erected 1972 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
 
Location. 32° 24.308′ N, 87° 1.888′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Kings Street south of Dallas Avenue (State Highway 22), on the right
Live Oak Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. Live Oak Cemetery Marker
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when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selma AL 36701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Rufus de Vane King (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Redoubt No. 24 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph T. Smitherman Historic Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Fairoaks” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fairoaks Square (approx. half a mile away); Edmund Winston Pettus House Site (approx. half a mile away); Lee - Bender - Butler House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Selma Dallas County: Live Oak Cemetery. (Submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Live Oak Cemetery Entrance off Dallas Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. Live Oak Cemetery Entrance off Dallas Avenue
Kings Street divides the cemetery, old section is on the left and new section on the right.
Grave site monuments in the Live Oak Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
4. Grave site monuments in the Live Oak Cemetery
Confederate Monument and Memorial In the Live Oak Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
5. Confederate Monument and Memorial In the Live Oak Cemetery
William Rufus King Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
6. William Rufus King Gravesite
John Tyler Morgan Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
7. John Tyler Morgan Gravesite
Nathaniel H. R. Dawson Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
8. Nathaniel H. R. Dawson Gravesite
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,272 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022