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Tuskegee Institute in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tuskegee Cemetery

Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
Tuskegee Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
1. Tuskegee Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  More than 8,000 people, White and Colored, rich and poor, from the lowliest farm and the richest Fifth Avenue mansion crowded in and around the school chapel to pay homage [to Booker T. Washington].
—Baltimore Afro-American, November 20, 1915

The bodies of Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and several other former members of the Tuskegee faculty and staff and their families are buried here in the school's cemetery. The university president determines who is buried here.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesEducation. In addition, it is included in the George Washington Carver series list.
 
Location. 32° 25.851′ N, 85° 42.396′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is on Booker T Washington Boulevard 0.1 miles south of Frederick D. Patterson
Gravesite of Booker T. Washington at the Tuskegee Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
2. Gravesite of Booker T. Washington at the Tuskegee Cemetery.
Drive, on the right when traveling south. Located within Tuskegee University (formerly Tuskegee Institute). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuskegee Institute AL 36088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Carver (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuskegee Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Lifting the Veil of Ignorance (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Booker T Washington (about 400 feet away); Dorothy Hall (about 400 feet away); The Tuskegee Institute Advancement League (about 500 feet away); White Hall (about 700 feet away); Frederick Douglass Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Institute.
 
Gravesite of George Washington Carver at Tuskegee Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
3. Gravesite of George Washington Carver at Tuskegee Cemetery.
Tuskegee Cemetery in background of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
4. Tuskegee Cemetery in background of marker.
Booker T. Washington's gravesite is to the left of photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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