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

Old Sterrett Cemetery

“Cedars of Beulah Land Burial Ground”
Pumpkin Swamp Road —→ .3 mile

 
 
Old Sterrett Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, September 12, 2012
1. Old Sterrett Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This cemetery was established around 1841. The oldest marked grave is for Polly Webster (1822-May 3, 1841), daughter of Beulah Land founder Henley Webster, born February 5, 1805 in Anderson County, SC and died February 20, 1884. This hallowed ground and the surrounding 40 acres was acquired by Henley Webster on December 20, 1824. Legislative action dated May 28, 1828 established a postal road from Ashville through Beulah Land and Harpersville to Montevallo. Other pioneer settlers of Beulah Land included James Kuykendall Byers; Joel Falkner, Sr.; William Gulledge Falkner; John H. Goodwin; Stephen M. Hollis; John Adams Kincaid; Henry Clay Rudd; Hiram Stracener; John H. Vick; and James Washington White.

Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
 
Erected 2010 by Beulah Baptist Church and Friends & Descendants of These Early Settlers of Beulah Land.
 
Location. 33° 26.505′ N, 86° 28.688′ W. Marker is in Sterrett, Alabama, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Alabama Route 25 and County Route 469, on the left when traveling south on State Route 25. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sterrett AL 35147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured
Old Sterrett Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, September 12, 2012
2. Old Sterrett Cemetery Marker
as the crow flies. Sidney Word Lee ( approx. 4.6 miles away); Town of Vincent ( approx. 5.5 miles away); Town of Westover ( approx. 6.2 miles away); Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery ( approx. 6.8 miles away); Camp Winnataska ( approx. 7.2 miles away); Historic Harpersville ( approx. 7.3 miles away); Harpersville Garden of Memories ( approx. 7.7 miles away); John Henry ( approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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