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Near Alexandria in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Crook Cemetery

 
 
Crook Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
1. Crook Cemetery Marker
Inscription. James Crook established this cemetery in 1837 on land he purchased from Creek Indians. In 1834, he and his family moved to this area from South Carolina. In Nov. 1837, Samuel M. Crook, grandson of James Crook, was the first person buried here. Although Crook Cemetery was established as a family burying ground, it was later opened for community burials. In the mid-1900s, W. L. McCullars donated additional land for the cemetery. State officials acknowledged the historical significance of Crook Cemetery by adding it to the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register on Nov. 12, 2008.

Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register Marker erected in 2009 by Crook Cemetery, Inc.
 
Erected 2009 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 33° 47′ N, 85° 55.966′ W. Marker is near Alexandria, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is on McCullars Lane west of County Road 73, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. McCullars Lane located about 1.5 miles east of U.S. Highway 431. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria AL 36250, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoyer (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Tallasahatchie Battle Field
Crook Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
2. Crook Cemetery Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Tallasseehatchee (approx. 2.5 miles away); Major John Pelham (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Birthplace of the “Gallant Pelham” (approx. 4.8 miles away); Janney Furnace (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fort Strother (approx. 7.5 miles away); Battle of “Ten Islands” (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Crook Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
3. Crook Cemetery
Crook Family Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
4. Crook Family Burial Site
James Crook Grave image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
5. James Crook Grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,476 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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