The text of the Alabama Historical Cemetery Marker located at the cemetery ... "The oldest known grave is that of Orpah Moore (1772-1823), consort to Rev. (Doctor) Lemuel Moore. This is the final resting place of American Revolutionary War Patriot William Jennings (1761-1840) and the professed burial site of the Last Creek Indian Chief of the Kewahatchie Tribe, Boz Shepard and his family (c. 1836-37). On January 24, 1964, a devastating tornado destroyed most of the oldest grave markers and killed ten citizens, including five members of the same Kelly family. Thousands of Shelby County's earliest settlers and area residents are buried here." Recently, efforts have been underway by various historical preservation groups to restore the cemetery.
This is a large cemetery with several sections, the newest being established in 1985. Newer markers and sites are well maintained. It is unclear exactly how many people may be buried here.
GPS Coordinates: 33.3353, -86.4381
- Added: 1 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #22952
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