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Sylacauga in Talladega County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sylacauga Cemetery

Talladega County

 
 
Sylacauga Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 2, 2019
1. Sylacauga Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Here, on a gentle west slope just outside of the original town limits, lies the earliest public cemetery in Sylacauga. The earliest tombstone remaining in the cemetery dates to 1839. Its location and the adjacent family plots of later dates reveal careful planning of the cemetery. Buried here are early community citizens, among them soldiers of the War of 1812 and the Civil War, Masons, doctors, ministers, land developers, and merchants of "Old Town" Sylacauga. Most of the tombstones are carved from beautiful white marble quarried nearby.The Herd brothers. three skilled Scottish stone masons, first located the rich marble deposits and are buried in this cemetery.
Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks
and Heritage on September 15, 1975

 
Erected 2019 by the City of Sylacauga.
 
Location. 33° 10.039′ N, 86° 14.969′ W. Marker is in Sylacauga, Alabama, in Talladega County. Marker is on East Ft. Williams Street east of North Broadway Avenue (Alabama Route 21), on the left when traveling east.
Sylacauga Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 2, 2019
2. Sylacauga Cemetery and Marker
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Ft. Williams Street, Sylacauga AL 35150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Sylacauga Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Fort Williams (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sylacauga Marble (about 800 feet away); Sylacauga Historic Commercial District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hightower Brothers Livery Stable (approx. 0.4 miles away); The B.B. Comer Memorial Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); Marble City Cemetery Sylacauga (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sylacauga (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sylacauga.
 
More about this marker. Although noted as installed in 2018, it actually was installed in March, 2019.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812War, US Civil
 
View of the Sylacauga Cemetery grave markers. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 2, 2019
3. View of the Sylacauga Cemetery grave markers.
Plaque located as you enter the cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 2, 2019
4. Plaque located as you enter the cemetery.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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