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Near Faunsdale in Marengo County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Michael's Cemetery

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, April 12, 2014
1. St. Michael's Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Interred in the north section of this cemetery were many slaves who had labored on Faunsdale Plantation since its founding in 1843. The earliest identified burial in the black section of the cemetery is that of Barbary (Harrison), a house servant on the Plantation who died at the age of 70 in March 1860. Wooden markers, long since vanished, once designated earlier graves. This ground interred not only slaves and freedmen, but also many of their descendants until the last burial in 1960.

The slaves buried here were communicants of the Episcopal faith and first attended St. Michael’s Church, then Faunsdale Chapel after it was erected for them by Louisa M. Collins Harrison and consecrated in June 1861.
 
Erected 2007 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 32° 26.211′ N, 87° 36.514′ W. Marker is near Faunsdale, Alabama, in Marengo County. Marker can be
St. Michael's Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 12, 2014
2. St. Michael's Cemetery
reached from the intersection of County Road 54 and County Route 59, on the right when traveling west. Marker located on right side inside the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Faunsdale AL 36738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Michael's Episcopal Churchyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Freetown (approx. 5.2 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 5.4 miles away); Green Gables (approx. 6.4 miles away); Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar (approx. 7.4 miles away); St. Andrew’s Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); Oak Grove School (approx. 8.6 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church & Cemetery (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Faunsdale Plantation Slavery Data. (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
St. Michael's Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 12, 2014
3. St. Michael's Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 527 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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