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Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

New Cemetery

 
 
New Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
1. New Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Burials in this cemetery, which served Cahaba from 1848 to 1900, tell a story of the town in which many deaths resulted from diseases of infancy, childhood and early adult life, Yellow Fever being a large factor because of proximity to Gulf of Mexico ports, Cahaba had many plagues, brought in by a constantly changing population. The famous Bell Monument is in this cemetery.
 
Erected by Cahaba Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 18.63′ N, 87° 6.228′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Oak Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orrville AL 36767, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Perine Well (approx. mile away); Memorials for Prisoners of War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anna Gayle Fry House (approx. half a mile away); Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Footprint of a Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cahawba - circa 1500 (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Prison Chimney? (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahaba.
 
Also see . . .  Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on October 16, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Comments on the Bell monument (grave marker)
On May 23rd, 1856 there was a shootout on main street in Cahawba. John R. Bell and his two sons against Will E. Bird, Matthew Troy and Thomas Hunter (all three
Grave marker of John R. Bell, one of two brothers murdered in Cahawba. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
2. Grave marker of John R. Bell, one of two brothers murdered in Cahawba.
members of one large extended family). John R. Bell and his son John A. Bell were killed. Most of the town watched huddled behind their shutters. The survivors were exonerated in a court of law but, judging from the inscription, not in the eyes of the Bell family.
Inscription: "No murderer has external life abiding in him"
    — Submitted January 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Other side of grave marker - this side for John A. Bell. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
3. Other side of grave marker - this side for John A. Bell.
See John R. Bell photo caption.
View of marker with New Cemetery just down the road in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
4. View of marker with New Cemetery just down the road in background.
New Cemetery Grave Sites image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
5. New Cemetery Grave Sites
Headstone In the New Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
6. Headstone In the New Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,278 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 15, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on October 15, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   6. submitted on October 16, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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