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Directions: From Sylacauga Go North on Hwy 21. The Cemetery is north of Tallasahatchee Creek just past mile marker 214.
The Cemetery has also been known as the Bledsoe-Taylor Cemetery and the Taylor-Cook Cemetery.
The Cemetery is on the "Old Cook Place" which is now the "Hightower Place".
The land was owned by Benjamin Bledsoe in the 1840's.
Jesse Taylor and his widow also lived on the land prior to his death in 1855 and her death in 1856 according to a letter from Maud McLure Kelly in 1956 (Samford University Library Special Collections Department, SC 829, Family Series, Box 21, Folder 4). This is corroborated by Taylor family records which state that the Jesse Taylor family lived here until the land was sold in 1856.
The land was owned by Captain Walter Cook in the 1850's to the 1860's. Captain Walter Cook was killed in the Battle for Salem Church in Virginia in 1863.
The land has been owned by the Hightowers since 1927. (according to information from the Library of Congress, Historic American Buildings Survey, ALA-439)