Near Rockford in Coosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Peace & Goodwill Cemetery
Peace & Goodwill Cemetery is Coosa County's first African American Cemetery to be placed on the prestigious Alabama Historic Cemetery Register. It provides powerful insights about the diligence and commitment of our African Ancestors. Family lineages interred here include former slaves, sharecroppers, educators, preachers, soldiers, and successful businessmen and women. These graves mark the journey of entire generations born in the 1840s and buried in the early 1900s. Most notably, Rev. Jacob and Betsy Moore, former slaves, purchased and donated the land for the cemetery in 1868. Family names found in the cemetery include: Drake, Goggans, Thomas, Ransaw, Leonard, McKinney, Crawford, Royals, and Hoyett. Preservation of this cemetery ensures that the historical symbolism embodied herein will never vanish like so many others, now long forgotten.
Erected 2008 by Alabama Historical Commission and Ralph Drake Vines II, Addie Mae Drake & Quandara Ingram.
Location. 32° 51.984′ N, 86° 5.881′ W. Marker is near Rockford, Alabama, in Coosa County. Marker is on Alabama Route 22 west of Alabama Route 9, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Cemetery is about eight miles east of Rockford. Marker is in this post office area: Kellyton AL 35089, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Menawa, War Chief (approx. 8.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Socopatoy (approx. 8.2 miles away); Youngsville (approx. 9.7 miles away); The First Baptist Church (approx. 9.9 miles away); Alexander City: A Textile Community (approx. 9.9 miles away); Court Square (approx. 9.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 10 miles away); The Savannah And Memphis Railroad 1874 (approx. 10 miles away).
Also see . . . Alabama Historical Commission Cemetery Programs. (Submitted on April 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches, Etc. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.