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Shiloh Cemetery - Leeds, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 32.997 W 086° 32.482
16S E 542575 N 3712351
Quick Description: Shiloh Cemetery Historical Marker, Leeds, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2011 6:29:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMD7VC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 2

Long Description:
Historical marker at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Central Alabama. The cemetery dates from 1820 and contains several Confederate veteran's graves. The marker is located on Ashville Road NE (US 411) just north of downtown Leeds. The marker does not tell who placed it.
Marker Name: Shiloh Cemetery

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Established Circa 1820 Shiloh Cemetery is the first recorded Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in middle Alabama. Burial at Shiloh began in 1820, a year before the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church organized in 1821 at Oakridge, now Leeds. The cemetery stood back from the public road which was the stagecoach route from Montevallo to Ashville. The church remained at the site for years on land owned by the State of Alabama and set aside for educational purposes. About 1878, the state sold the land, and the church, which had operated a church school, moved. The cemetery is maintained by the City of Leeds. Burials date as late as 2006. The oldest names affiliated with the founding of Leeds appear on the headstones. The first Sheriff of Shelby County is believed to be buried in an unmarked grave. Some of the first families in Counties Jefferson, St. Clair, and Shelby are among those buried at Shiloh.

Date Dedicated / Placed: Unknown

Marker Number: None

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