OLDEST -- Cemetery in Union Springs, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 32° 08.620 W 085° 43.011
16S E 621015 N 3557081
Quick Description: The Old City Cemetery, also known as the Confederate Cemetery, is the oldst cemetery in Union Springs, AL.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/9/2012 8:21:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMFWWX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
Alabama Historical Association Historical marker text:

(The Confederate Cemetery)

Micajah Norfleet Eley donated land in 1849 for the Baptist Church and an adjoining public cemetery. The oldest cemetery in Union Springs, it served the city for 35 years. The Confederate Monument at the center of the cemetery was unveiled at the intersection of Prairie and Hardaway Streets on March 29, 1895 by the Ladies Memorial Association. In 1973 it was moved to its present location.

Locally known as the Confederate Cemetery, it includes the tombstones of some twenty-two Confederate soldiers. Below the Confederate soldiers’ grave site is a marker which reads, “Union Prisoners of War, 1861 – 1865, Victims of Plague.”
Type of documentation of superlative status: Historical Marker

Location of coordinates: Center of the cemetery

Web Site: Not listed

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