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

Greenwood Cemetery

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
1. Greenwood Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Laid out in the original city plan, Greenwood is Tuscaloosa’ oldest surviving cemetery. It has been in continuous use since prior to 1820. The earliest marked grave is dated 1821.

Some of the ornate marble markers located in Greenwood were carved in New Orleans, however, many were carved from local sandstone by masons working on the state capitol once located three blocks north. Only grass covers many of the older plots of African and Native Americans and white settlers.

Greenwood is the final resting place of five veterans of the American Revolution, Confederate General Phillip Dale Roddy, Sallie Ann Swope, volunteer Civil War nurse, Jack and Jerry Winn who worked to buy their freedom from slavery and Solomon Perteat, a prominent antebellum “free man of color” as well as more than 2,500 other individuals in marked and unmarked graves.
 
Erected 1996 by City of Tuscaloosa, Heritage Commission of Tuscaloosa County and Cahaba Trace Commission.
 
Location. 33° 12.237′ N, 87° 34.235′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ty Rogers Avenue (27th Avenue) and 10th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.
Greenwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
2. Greenwood Cemetery Marker
Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First African Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Friedman Home (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Tuscaloosa First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tuscaloosa (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clement Comer Clay (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
3. Greenwood Cemetery Entrance
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By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
4. Greenwood Cemetery
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By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
5. Greenwood Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 890 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 20, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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