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Brewton in Escambia County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Franklin Cemetery

Escambia County

 
 
Franklin Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 24, 2016
1. Franklin Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Franklin Cemetery was established in the mid-nineteenth century and was originally located on land where the existing Georgia-Pacific Brewton LLC containerboard mill stands off of Highway 31 in Brewton. The cemetery served as the primary burial location for local members of the Franklin, Harold, and Jernigan families. The cemetery was infrequently used after the 1920s. Ida Mae Grant was the last person laid to rest in Franklin Cemetery in May 1976. In 2014, sixty-seven burials were relocated here in Union Cemetery. All original markers were refurbished during the relocation process This marker is displayed as directed by the Alabama Historical Commission to commemorate the relocation of Franklin Cemetery to Union Cemetery. This cemetery was listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register by the Alabama Historical Commission on April 7, 2006.
 
Erected 2014 by Georgia-Pacific Brewton LLC.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is April 7, 1976.
 
Location. 31° 6.321′ N, 87° 5.104′ 
Franklin Cemetery & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 24, 2016
2. Franklin Cemetery & Marker
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W. Marker is in Brewton, Alabama, in Escambia County. Marker can be reached from Union Cemetery Road, 0.2 miles north of College Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union Cemetery Road, Brewton AL 36426, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pilgrims' Rest Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Burnt Corn Park Cistern (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ritz Theatre (approx. ¾ mile away); The Robbins & McGowin Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bank of Brewton (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Leigh Place (approx. 0.8 miles away); Escambia County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brewton.
 
Also see . . .  Brewton Standard article on move of cemetery. (Submitted on April 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Franklin Cemetery moved to area of Union Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 24, 2016
3. Franklin Cemetery moved to area of Union Cemetery.
Unknown individuals marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 24, 2016
4. Unknown individuals marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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