Near Salem in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The first known burial here is Nancy Vinson Christopher who died May 16, 1852. Many unmarked fieldstones are present that could mark older graves. The cemetery contains 52 identifiable burials with headstones. Five Confederate soldiers and one WWII veteran are buried here along with other notable citizens including Dr. William J. Dupree and Dr. O.P. Dupree. Family names found here include Christopher, Dunivant, Dunnavant, Dupree, Hare, Hawkins, Jackson, Johnson, Lovell, McCracken, Patterson, Smith, and Vinson. The Dupree Cemetery is being preserved by descendants of those buried here. They hope this special place and those buried here are never forgotten.
Listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register, May 23, 2012
Erected 2012 by the Volunteer Cemetery Group.
Location. 34° 55.749′ N, 87° 5.698′ W. Marker is near Salem, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker can be reached from Dupree Hollow Road (County Route 37) 1.4 miles north of Buck Island Road (Alabama Route 99), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker and cemetery are in a field on the west side of Dupree Hollow Rd. Access is via a farm gate and dirt road. Marker is in this post office area: Lester AL 35647, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Cunningham Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sim Corder/Harrison Mill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Abner Alloway Strange, Sr. (approx. 2½ miles away); Sims Settlement (approx. 3.2 miles away); Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle (approx. 6.2 miles away); Commerce (approx. 6.9 miles away); Downtown Scenes (approx. 6.9 miles away); Elkmont, Alabama / Tenn. & Ala. Central Railroad (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 26, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.