Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Marion Junction in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Prosperity Cemetery

 
 
Prosperity Cemetery Marker (now missing). image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Paul Ray, May 24, 2014
1. Prosperity Cemetery Marker (now missing).
Inscription. Prosperity Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery is the resting place of many members of the church from 1846 until 1961. The Church was organized in 1822 by Isaac Grier. A church building stood on this site from 1844 until 1891, constructed on five acres of land donated by William Johnston. The cemetery includes the graves of two early pastors, Rev. James M. Young 1844-67) and Dr. James A. Lowry (1867-98). Dr. Lowry previously served as a Confederate chaplain. His is one of several veterans' graves in the cemetery, which also includes that of James Chisolm, who died June 16. 1864, as a result of wounds received at the Battle of Atlanta.
 
Erected 1996 by the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 32° 24.32′ N, 87° 12.55′ W. Marker was near Marion Junction, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker could be reached from County Road 189 0.4 miles west of County Road 45. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Marion Junction AL 36759, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Beloit Industrial Institute (approx. 4.8 miles away); Cahawba
Prosperity Cemetery sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
2. Prosperity Cemetery sign.
(approx. 5 miles away); Whitt Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Orrville United Methodist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Alabama's Native Prairie (approx. 8 miles away); Cahaba's Changing Landscape (approx. 8 miles away); Black Belt Transformations (approx. 8 miles away); Missing Pieces (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Prosperity Cemetery from the county road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
3. Prosperity Cemetery from the county road.
A much older sign for the former Prosperity Church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
4. A much older sign for the former Prosperity Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Paid Advertisement