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Fair Prospect Cemetery Montgomery County - Highland Home, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 32° 00.561 W 086° 17.398
16S E 567060 N 3541692
Quick Description: Historical marker at near a historical cemetery.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2012 3:55:24 PM
Waymark Code: WME9F1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lazer
Views: 5

Long Description:
Historical marker noting the location of Fair Prospect Cemetery, all that remains of the Fair Prospect Church. The cemetery was established in the 1840s. The marker is located on the west side of US Hwy 331 north of Highland Home, AL. The marker was placed by Jay & Ruth Mitchell Ott, Descendant of Benjamin Mitchell.
Marker Name: Fair Prospect Cemetery Montgomery County

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Atop this hill lies Fair Prospect Cemetery, established in the 1840s as part of Fair Prospect Church. Land was donated for the church and cemetery by Benjamin Mitchell (1765-1848) and his wife Jane Scrimpton Mitchell (1775-1850). The location of their graves is unknown. The earliest marked burials date to 1851 and the cemetery is still active today. Justus M. Barnes, founder of Strata Academy, was a leader in the congregation and his parents are buried here. In the 1870s, the church burned after lightning struck it and the congregation began meeting at Strata Academy. When the Academy moved and became Highland Home College, the church retained the campus building on the site of Strata Church of Christ. A.S. Naftel, founder of the Naftel Community, acquired much of the Mitchell lands after 1850 and members of his family are buried here. Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register


Date Dedicated / Placed: 2011

Marker Number: None

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