Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Some of the ornate marble markers located in Greenwood were carved in New Orleans, however, many were carved from local sandstone by masons working on the state capitol once located three blocks north. Only grass covers many of the older plots of African and Native Americans and white settlers.
Greenwood is the final resting place of five veterans of the American Revolution, Confederate General Phillip Dale Roddy, Sallie Ann Swope, volunteer Civil War nurse, Jack and Jerry Winn who worked to buy their freedom from slavery and Solomon Perteat, a prominent antebellum “free man of color” as well as more than 2,500 other individuals in marked and unmarked graves.
Erected 1996 by City of Tuscaloosa, Heritage Commission of Tuscaloosa County and Cahaba Trace Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First African Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named First African Baptist Church (about 300 feet away); St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Howard-Linton Barbershop (approx. ¼ mile away); The Friedman Home (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Tuscaloosa County (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
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