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

Old Cemetery

 
 
Old Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
1. Old Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This site was set aside by the 1820 General Assembly, burials here date from 1818 to 1847. Interred are some of the state's earliest figures. There is no record of names, many handsome tombs have been destroyed, seven marked ones remaining, six are those of Elizabeth Comalander, Mary L. Harris, Thos. B. Rutherford, Indiana Crenshaw, Geo. William Dewolf and M. Elisha Clap, Jr. some unmarked graves remain. A brick wall once enclosed the plot.
 
Erected by Cahaba Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 18.894′ N, 87° 6.408′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from Cahaba Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. A small side on the right of the road pointing to the location of the cemetery. 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. Memorials for Prisoners of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Missing Pieces (approx. 0.3 miles away); New Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alabama's Native Prairie (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cahaba's Changing Landscape
Cahaba's Old Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
2. Cahaba's Old Cemetery
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Black Belt Transformations (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anna Gayle Fry House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 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.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USCemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Thos. B. Rutherford Grave Stone image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
3. Thos. B. Rutherford Grave Stone
View of Old Cemetery marker, with graves on left and in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
4. View of Old Cemetery marker, with graves on left and in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,571 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   4. submitted on January 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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