Near Athens in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Lentzville Cemetery began as the family cemetery for the family of John Henry Lentz (7 Feb 1753-18 Jul 1835) and his wife Savilla. John Henry was a veteran of the American Revolution and pioneer settler of Limestone County, entering his land in 1818. Once known as Pleasant Grove burying ground, the cemetery became known as Lentzville for the community that grew around it. The Lentz family sent soldiers to fight on both sides of the Civil War. While the Lentz family of Texas supported the Confederacy, several cousins in Alabama enlisted in the Union Army. The Lentzville community settled mainly by yeoman farmers, with no interest in struggles to preserve slavery, remained mainly Unionist. The Southern ideals of honor, family, and duty were as important to Unionists as to their pro-secession neighbors. They saw secession contrary to the intentions of the Founding Fathers as many of their ancestors had fought in the Revolution and the War of 1812.
Erected 2016 by Limestone County Historical Society, Alabama Elk River Development Agency & Athens Limestone Tourism Council.
Location. 34° 50.323′ N, 87° 8.867′ W. Marker is near Athens, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on Lentzville Road 0.7 miles south of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens AL 35614, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abner Alloway Strange, Sr. (approx. 5.3 miles away); Lucy's Branch/Legacy of The Little Elk Community (approx. 5.7 miles away); Sim Corder/Harrison Mill (approx. 6.8 miles away); Dupree Cemetery (approx. 6.9 miles away); Cunningham Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away); Sims Settlement (approx. 8.1 miles away); Lauderdale County High School 1912 (approx. 8.2 miles away); Lambís Ferry Road (approx. 8.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Lentzville Cemetery on Find A Grave. (Submitted on February 23, 2018, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2018, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2018, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.