Near Seale in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery
Old St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery is one of Russell County's oldest African-American cemeteries. Established in the early 1880s by former slaves, the church became a central institution to many families in the Seale community. Records indicate that Peter and Rose Merritt Chadwick donated a part of their land to build a church, and community members contributed funds, materials and labor to erect the church. Members of the Bellamy, Drake, Holmes, Mabry, Newsome, Osborn, Pitts, Simpson, Tate, Word and related families worshipped, were baptized and married in the church and were buried within the cemetery. The perseverance of those buried in the cemetery gave strong wings to generations of descendants whose roots bind them together in enduring love and kinship. Our ancestors rest in the cemetery, their sacrifices and strength, will never be forgotten and will always endure and continue to represent a blessing to future generations of their descendants.
Erected 2011 by the Congregation of St. Peter A.M.E. Church
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church series list.
Location. 32° 20.578′ N, 85° 14.736′ W. Marker is near Seale, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of Sandfort Road (County Road 22) and Dusty Road, on the right when traveling west on Sandfort Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5347 Sandfort Road, Seale AL 36875, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Uchee Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); William Augustus Mitchell (approx. 5.2 miles away); Mitchell-Ferrell-Powell House (approx. 5.2 miles away); John Bacon McDonald (approx. 5.3 miles away); Creek Settlements in Russell County (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Second Creek War in Russell County (approx. 5˝ miles away); Early Russell County and the Town of Seale (approx. 5˝ miles away); Old Russell County Courthouse (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seale.
Also see . . . Cemetery history and graves. (Submitted on October 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.