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Old Church Street Cemetery - 1819

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Old Church Street Cemetery - 1819 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. Old Church Street Cemetery - 1819 Marker
Inscription. Established 1819 by city of Mobile for yellow fever victims. Buried in raised tombs are Spanish and French citizens of early Mobile, and many pioneer Americans.
 
Erected 1969 by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
 
Location. 30° 41.216′ N, 88° 3.063′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street (U.S. 90) and South Scott Street, on the right when traveling east on Government Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Government Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Quigley House (a few steps from this marker); Home of Raphael Semmes (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (about 500 feet away); James W. Roper (about 500 feet away); Shaarai Shomayim (about 700 feet away); Dr. H. Roger Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Convent of Mercy (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bee Hive (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Regarding Old Church Street Cemetery - 1819.
Church Street Graveyard, Mobile's oldest existing
Old Church Street Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. Old Church Street Cemetery
cemetery, opened in 1820 and officially closed in 1898.

City officials divided the cemetery into three sections, with the northeastern section designated for Catholics, the southeastern for Protestants, and the remaining western portion designated a "Graveyard for Strangers" and, incidentally, Masons, Odd Fellows, veterans, and the indigent. The graveyard consists of 20 rows of 14.5 lots each and contains more than 1,000 burials.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on cemetery. (Submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. City of Mobile website about cemetery. (Submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
Old Church Street Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
3. Old Church Street Graveyard
View from marker of Government & Scott Street intersection. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
4. View from marker of Government & Scott Street intersection.
View of Mobile Public Library, marker & Government Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
5. View of Mobile Public Library, marker & Government Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on November 4, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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