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

Harpersville Garden of Memories

 
 
Harpersville Garden of Memories Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, September 12, 2012
1. Harpersville Garden of Memories Marker
Inscription.  The oldest known grave is that of Oprah Moore (1772-1823), consort to Rev. (Doctor) Lemuel Moore. This is the final resting place of American Revolutionary War Patriot William Jennings (1761-1840) and the professed burial site of the Last Creek Indian Chief of the Kewahatchie Tribe, Boz Shepard and his family (c. 1836-37). On January 24, 1964, a devastating tornado destroyed most of the oldest grave markers and killed ten citizens, including five members of the same Kelly family. Thousands of Shelby County’s earliest settlers and area residents are buried here. Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
 
Erected 2006 by Friends of the Historic Harpersville Memory Gardens.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1963.
 
Location. 33° 20.117′ N, 86° 26.32′ W. Marker is in Harpersville, Alabama, in Shelby County. Marker is on Alabama Route 25, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harpersville AL 35078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Harpersville Garden of Memories Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, September 12, 2012
2. Harpersville Garden of Memories Marker
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. Historic Harpersville (approx. half a mile away); Town of Vincent (approx. 3.8 miles away); Town of Westover (approx. 4.9 miles away); Coosa (approx. 5.2 miles away); Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); De Soto's Visit (approx. 6.1 miles away); The De Soto Trail (approx. 6.1 miles away); Confederate Forts (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 7, 2022