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

Marble City Cemetery Sylacauga

 
 
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By David J Gaines, July 21, 2012
1. Marble City Cemetery Sylacauga Marker
Inscription. Marble City Cemetery opened for public burials in 1898 when the City of Sylacauga purchased one acre of a wheat field from James T. Persons. Originally a private burial ground of the George W. Pearson family, the earliest burial dates from 1876. The city expanded the cemetery in 1919 and 1937. This ten acre cemetery is a mirror of the history of Sylacauga’s marble production. Local stone cutters and men from Italy, Hungary, and Scotland used this area’s native white marble to carve these beautiful monuments. Marble City Cemetery is the resting place for veterans of several wars including one Union and nine Confederate soldiers. Also interred here are Talladega County’s earliest settlers and area residents including eight mayors, a probate judge, and Congressman William F. Nichols.

Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
 
Erected 2009 by Perpetual Care Committee.
 
Location. 33° 10.372′ N, 86° 15.579′ W. Marker is in Sylacauga, Alabama, in Talladega County. Marker is at the intersection of West 4th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sylacauga AL 35150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By David J Gaines, July 21, 2012
2. Marble City Cemetery Sylacauga Marker
10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hightower Brothers Livery Stable (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Williams (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sylacauga (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stars Fell On Alabama / Hodges Meteorite (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fayetteville (approx. 8.4 miles away); History Of Childersburg (approx. 9.1 miles away); The De Soto Trail (approx. 9.2 miles away); De Soto's Visit (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sylacauga.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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