Old Shady Grove Cemetery

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Old Shady Grove Cemetery

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Old Shady Grove Cemetery (sometimes referred to as the Trotter Cemetery).

October 2002
Shady Grove Cemetery #1, near the Prince Crossroads, County Roads 401 and 170 Lee County, Alabama. The actual cemetery is on County Road 133. There is no church there. The original church was given to freed slaves and taken down to be put up in a new location. The church is still active and located on County Road 170. It was the help of the friendly parishioners there who guided me in the right direction one Sunday morning to find the old Shady Grove cemetery. The actual cemetery was donated to by William Trotter, who owned the land. According to a book written by Reverand Cherry, called History of Opelika and Her Agricultural Tributary Territory, Mr. Trotter gave the land to the locals (whites)for a church and cemetery. Later as the population changed, the church was moved and became black. When I visited the cemetery in 1999, the stones were illedgible. It was just a collection of cement standing stones. Research uncovered an article in TAP ROOTS, Volume 18, No. 4, April 1981, page 195.In this volume of TAP ROOTS, only three names were readable. The names were recorded by Mrs. C. K. Dunn, of Salem, Alabama, in 1981.


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