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LaFayette in Chambers County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

LaFayette Cemetery

Chambers County

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
1. LaFayette Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  LaFayette Cemetery, also known as Westview, began in 1934 with the death of Miss Sarah Gipson. Many early pioneers and veterans of East Alabama are buried here including Revolutionary War Patriot Capt. Alexander Dunn, Col. Charles McLemore, Confederate soldier Elliott H. Muse, Senator Thomas Heflin, and Edmonia, a servant to the Allen family. The pavilion was constructed in 1903 in the oldest section of the cemetery for the Confederate Memorial Day programs. The Owen K. McLemore Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, led by Sallie Marable Grace, marked all known soldier's graves. There are many examples of the grey-green tombstones attributed to William “Rock” Jackson. His artistic lettering and designs were Masonic in origin.
 
Erected 2012 by the Volunteer Cemetery Group.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location.
LaFayette Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
2. LaFayette Cemetery
32° 53.844′ N, 85° 23.702′ W. Marker is in LaFayette, Alabama, in Chambers County. Marker is on Southeast Avenue A (County Route 50) 0.1 miles east of Southeast 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 Southeast Avenue A, Lafayette AL 36862, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The LaFayette Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Muscogee Indians (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chambers County War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chambers County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vines Funeral Home and Ambulance Service (approx. 0.6 miles away); Essie J. Handy Memorial Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Providence Baptist Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Fort Cusseta (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaFayette.
 
Also see . . .   The Lafayette Sun article on marker placement. (Submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on May 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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