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Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery

 
 
Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 26, 2010
1. Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery Marker
Inscription. On September 3, 1818, the Huntsville City Commissioners purchased two acres of land from LeRoy Pope for a "burying ground" for slaves. This cemetery was located within the NE quarter of Section 1, Township 4, Range 1 West of the Base Meridian. It was affectionately known as "Georgia" within the black community. The cemetery continued to be used from 1818 until 1870 when Glenwood Cemetery was designated as the city's burial ground for African Americans. No known records have survived.
 
Erected 2001 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 43.339′ N, 86° 34.831′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Street and St. Clair Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Madison Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fifth Avenue School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of General Morgan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Bartley Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Twickenham Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Baptist Church Huntsville, Alabama
Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 26, 2010
2. Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery Marker
Looking across Madison Street toward the marker. Building is part of the Huntsville Hospital complex.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Public Inn (approx. half a mile away); William Hooper Councill High School Site (approx. half a mile away); Helion Lodge No. 1 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 26, 2010
3. Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery Marker
Looking South along Madison Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,592 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on September 2, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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