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The Amity Cemetery sits atop a well-maintained grassy knoll in the pinelands off CR-42 west of Tunnel Springs in Monroe County, Alabama. The driving distance is approximately 2.0 miles west on 42 to a hard clay road and another ½ mile south. There will be a sign on the left hand side with an arrow pointing to the cemetery. To reach the cemetery from Monroeville, take Hwy-21/47 north toward Beatrice. The first landmark township will be Peterman and the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill. Continue a couple more miles to Tunnel Springs and turn west onto CR-42.
The Amity Cemetery is an African-American burial ground that was established by the Amity Missionary Baptist Church of Peterman, Alabama. The area was once known as Old Scotland and was changed to Tunnel Springs after the railroad spur line was abandoned. The line left a train tunnel in place, thus lending the community an appropriate name for itself. The area also gained prominence during WW-I when a number of area black men volunteered to serve in the Alabama 816th Pioneer Infantry, while others served aboard US Navy vessels as mess crew to aid the war effort.