Zion Memorial Gardens

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Zion Memorial Gardens

201 93rd Street N
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Phone 205-833-0128
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Mt. Zion Baptist Church began burying here in the mid-1800s. On June 2, 1970, New Grace Hill Cemetery, Inc., a subsidiary of the Booker T. Washington Insurance Company in Birmingham, purchased this cemetery and officially named it Zion Memorial Gardens. Dr. A. G. Gaston (1892-1996) organized the Booker T. Washington Burial Society in 1923, responding to the lack of burial insurance available to African Americans. Gaston believed, "a proper funeral is of immense importance…it's the very least you can do for a man."


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GPS Coordinates: 33.59081, -86.72257

  • Added: 14 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1768102