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Near Prattville in Autauga County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Kingston Historical Cemetery

 
 
Old Kingston Historical Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 21, 2015
1. Old Kingston Historical Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
This cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Autauga County having been established as a burial ground by at least 1841. The land was officially set aside as a burial ground when the county seat was in this area from 1834 to 1868. The area was first know as Kingston and was later renamed Old Kingston. Buried here is Mr. W.N. Thompson who was born in Wilshire, England in 1791 and died in 1851 and also served as the first circuit clerk of Autauga County when the county seat was located in Kingston. Also buried here are Native Americans, slaves, whites, African Americans, a sheriff, teachers, and soldiers from the following U.S. wars: War of 1812, Civil War, WWI & II, Korean War and Vietnam War. In December 2005, the Old Kingston Historical Cemetery Committee, a not-for-profit group, initiated a cemetery restoration project. This cemetery was placed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register on November 12, 2008.
Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register

 
Erected 2009 by the Old Kingston Historical Cemetery Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker
Old Kingston Historical Cemetery entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 21, 2015
2. Old Kingston Historical Cemetery entrance
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is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1760.
 
Location. 32° 34.125′ N, 86° 36.048′ W. Marker is near Prattville, Alabama, in Autauga County. Marker is on County Road 21, 0.1 miles south of County Road 40, on the left when traveling south. Located in a community previously known as Kingston. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: George Rucker Dr, Prattville AL 36067, 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. Mount Sinai Rosenwald School (approx. 3½ miles away); White City Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Autaugaville (approx. 10 miles away); Pratt Homesite (approx. 10.3 miles away); Autauga County World War II Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Autauga County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Autauga County Korean War Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Albert J. Pickett (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prattville.
 
Grave of William N. Thompson image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 21, 2015
3. Grave of William N. Thompson
Old Kingston Missionary Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 21, 2015
4. Old Kingston Missionary Baptist Church
Located on CR-40, about 1 km northeast of the cemetery.
One of the Civil War markers. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 21, 2015
5. One of the Civil War markers.
Unknown, unmarked graves located in this area. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 21, 2015
6. Unknown, unmarked graves located in this area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,212 times since then and 136 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Jun. 28, 2022