|Ridge Road/County Road 54|
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Section 29, Township 11N, Range 13E
The Crenshaw family cemetery was established by Judge Anderson Crenshaw (1783-1847) when he settled in Butler County in 1822. Burials in this family cemetery probably began in the 1820s-1830s (and there are several unmarked infant and adult graves), but the earliest marked grave is that of Anderson Crenshaw himself, who died August 31, 1847.
Anderson, his wife Mary Chiles, and other family members were originally interred in an area enclosed by a cedar picket fence, but the cemetery was enlarged over the years and is now surrounded by a modern chain-link fence. The Crenshaw family slaves were interred behind the main white section of the cemetery; several of the slaves' "grave houses" and picket fence enclosures were visible into the early 20th century. An older slave burial ground is located north of the Crenshaw Cemetery, near the bottom lands of Cedar Creek.
The Crenshaw Cemetery is a private family burial ground on private property, and not a public cemetery. Please respect the family, both living and dead, and ask permission before visiting this cemetery or posting public information about its burials and markers. Historical and genealogical information about the family and interments are available from: Annie Crenshaw, c/o The Butler County Historical Society, P. O. Box 561, Greenville, Alabama 36037, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.