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Albertville in Marshall County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pre-Civil War Cemetery

 
 
Pre-Civil War Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 27, 2009
1. Pre-Civil War Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The West Main Street Cemetery was established in the late 1850’s by the Jones Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South, which was located nearby. Among notable persons buried here are: Thomas A. Albert (1796-1876), for whom Albertville is named; W. M. Coleman (1860-1926), the city’s first mayor; and L. S. Emmett (1841-1903), a pioneer merchant.
 
Erected 1971 by Chamber of Commerce Historical Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 34° 16.177′ N, 86° 12.912′ W. Marker is in Albertville, Alabama, in Marshall County. Marker is on West Main Street (Alabama Route 205), on the right when traveling west. The marker is located on the roadside adjacent to the Albertville Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albertville AL 35950, 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. Albert Family (a few steps from this marker); A Celebration of 150 Years (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventh District Agricultural School
Pre-Civil War Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 27, 2009
2. Pre-Civil War Cemetery Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Birthplace of Albertville (approx. 0.8 miles away); City of Boaz (approx. 5.7 miles away); Ravine Used For Protection Against Yankee Shelling (approx. 7.6 miles away); Events in Marshall County (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albertville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Albert Grave. Albert's son-in-law, James Cicero Miller, named his post office "Albertville" in honor of his father-in-law, and it was from that post office that the City of Albertville grew. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

2. William Madison "Robert" Coleman Grave. William was the son of Crawford Coleman and Mary Jane Critcher. Siblings were Della, Emma, Sarah Jane, and John Critcher Coleman. He was reportedly the first Mayor of Albertville. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

3. L.S. Emmett Grave. Was a Private in 55 Georgia Infantry Confederate States Army. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
Albertville Cemetery Gates image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 27, 2009
3. Albertville Cemetery Gates
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2010, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,427 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2010, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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May. 31, 2020