Burnt Corn in Conecuh County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
John Green Cemetery
War of 1812 veteran John Green (1790-1882) settled in Burnt Corn in 1816. He held many public offices, established the first school, and represented Conecuh County in the state legislature in 1824 and 1829. He was the Conecuh delegate to the 1861 (Secession) Convention of the People of Alabama and the 1875 Constitutional Convention. ‘He is allowed to be, even by those who oppose his sentiments, a man of unimpeachable character, a worthy citizen, and a kind obliging neighbor’ (The Southern Evangelist, 1835). ‘It may be truly said that he had but few if any enemies, and no man who ever lived, so far as he was known, had more friends’ (Mobile Register, 1882).
Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register in 2010
Erected 2012 by the John Green Cemetery Preservation Association.
Location. 31° 32.513′ N, 87° 8.256′ W. Marker is in Burnt Corn, Alabama, in Conecuh County. Marker can be reached from County Road 15 0.2 miles south of Doe Lane. Touch for map. Access to the cemetery is by unpaved rough road. The cemetery can be slightly seen from CR-15 but take the trails to the right then head northerly to the first left and then left again from the clearing. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First School in Conecuh County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. John Watkins (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. Watkins House (approx. 2.3 miles away); James Salter (approx. 2.8 miles away); Longmire Stagecoach Stop & First Post Office in Conecuh County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Puryearville (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnt Corn.
Also see . . .
1. Story and blog about the marker & cemetery. (Submitted on March 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Historic John Green Cemetery at Burnt Corn, AL (Blog). (Submitted on March 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.