Endangered Alabama Cemetery Reports

Endangered Alabama Cemetery Reports (67)

Friday, 20 April 2018 06:48

Wright's Creek Cemetery, Geneva County, Alabama

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Cemetery: Wright's Creek Cemetery

Other:

Sign: Yes

Street:

City: Slocomb, Alabama

Township:

County: Geneva County

State: Alabama

Nation: USA

Zip:

lat_ns: N

lat_h:

lat_mmss:

long_ew: W

long_h:

long_mmss:

Status: Abandoned

Size: Medium

Directions:

Type: Road-public

Location: Rural

Terrain: Level

Watersource: No

Features: Pine trees

Property: Public

Access: Open

Enclosure: None

Gate: None

Established:

Gravestones:

Oldest:

Newest:

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: No

Repairs: No

Methods:

Restoration: No

Association: Unsure

Records: Unsure

Inventory: Unsure

Availability:

Landscaping:

Paths: Yes

Trees: Yes4

Crypts: No

Fencing: No

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: Yes

Buildings: No

Cement:

Granite:

Marble:

Native: Yes

Slate:

Others:

Wood:

Materials:

Architectural:

Angels:

Draperies:

Fraternal:

Hands:

Lambs:

Monograms:

Plants:

Photos:

Religious:

Scrollwork:

Urns:

Carvings:

Condition:

Unmarked: Yes

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Unsure

Weather: Unknown

Pollution: Unknown

Vandalized: Yes

Report:

VA1: Gravestones-Overturned

VA2: Gravestones-Broken

VA3:

VA4:

VA5:

Overgrowth:

Overgrowth1:

Overgrowth2:

Overgrowth3:

Overgrowth4:

GroundCover:

Moss:

Vines: Yes

Drainage: Good

Problem1:

Problem2:

Owner: Cemetery

Use:

Bordering: Woods

Change: Same

Reason:

Visited: Rarely

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Unknown

Surnames: Bedsole

Tew

Other_Information: As far as I know, the church was disbanded years ago.  There is no church building and I do not know who to contact.

Contacted:

Support:

Name: Virginia Ward

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:03

Canaan Cemetery, Pike County, Alabama

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Canaan Cemetery

Other:

Sign: Yes

Street: County Rd. 6612 across from Gardner Bassett rd

City: Troy

Township:

County: Pike county

State: Alabama

Nation:

Zip: 36081

lat_ns: N

lat_h:

lat_mmss:

long_ew: W

long_h:

long_mmss:

Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions: 1\\4 mile from county rd 223, on left side of dirt rd

Type: Road-public

Location: Rural

Terrain: Level

Watersource: No

Features: Property looks like the land has been logged within the last few years. Only a few trees stand right behind the sign.

Property: Private

Access: Open

Enclosure: None

Gate: None

Established: 1859

Gravestones: Approx. 15?

Oldest: Not sure

Newest: Not sure

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: Unsure

Repairs: No

Methods:

Restoration: No

Association: Unsure

Records: Unsure

Inventory: Unsure

Availability:

Landscaping: No

Paths: No

Trees: Yes4

Crypts: Unsure

Fencing: No

Brickwork: Yes

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: Yes

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: Yes

Granite: Yes

Marble: Unsure

Native: Unsure

Slate: Yes

Others: Unsure

Wood: Unsure

Materials: Yes

Architectural: No

Angels: No

Draperies: No

Fraternal: No

Hands: No

Lambs: No

Monograms: No

Plants: No

Photos: No

Religious: Yes

Scrollwork: No

Urns: Unsure

Carvings: Unsure

Condition: Cemetery destroyed

Unmarked: Yes

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Yes

Weather: Yes

Pollution: No

Vandalized: No

Report:

VA1:

VA2:

VA3:

VA4:

VA5:

Overgrowth:

Overgrowth1:

Overgrowth2:

Overgrowth3:

Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging

GroundCover: Yes

Moss: Yes

Vines: Yes

Drainage: Good

Problem1:

Problem2:

Owner: Unknown

Use:

Bordering: Agricultural

Change: Unknown

Reason:

Visited: Unknown

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Unknown

Surnames:

Other_Information: Cannot tell any graves are there when you pass by. Must get out & walk onto the property through overgrown weeds.

Contacted: None

Support: Pike County Commissioner

Name: Lindsay Shoemaker

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 15:02

Forrest Hills Cemetery, Jefferson County, Alabama

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Cemetery: Forest Hills

Other:

Sign: Yes

Street: 431 60th ST N

City: Birmingham

Township:

County: Jefferson

State: ALabama

Nation: USA

Zip: 35212

lat_ns: N

lat_h:

lat_mmss:

long_ew: W

long_h:

long_mmss:

Status: Active

Size: Large

Directions:

Type: Road-public

Location: Urban

Terrain: Hillside

Watersource: No

Features: old trees

Property: Private

Access: Open

Enclosure: Fence-Broken

Gate:

Established: 1883

Gravestones:

Oldest:

Newest:

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: No

Repairs: No

Methods:

Restoration: No

Association: Unsure

Records: Yes

Inventory: Unsure

Availability:

Landscaping: Yes

Paths: No

Trees: Unsure

Crypts: Yes

Fencing: Yes

Brickwork: Unsure

Ironwork: Yes

Sculpture: Yes

Fountains: Unsure

Roads: Yes

Buildings: Yes

Cement: Unsure

Granite: Yes

Marble: Yes

Native: Unsure

Slate: Unsure

Others: Unsure

Wood: Unsure

Materials: Unsure

Architectural: Yes

Angels: Yes

Draperies: Yes

Fraternal: Yes

Hands: Yes

Lambs: Unsure

Monograms: Yes

Plants: Yes

Photos: Unsure

Religious: Yes

Scrollwork: Yes

Urns: Yes

Carvings: Unsure

Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained

Unmarked: Unsure

Broken: Yes

Toppled: No

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: No

Weather: Yes

Pollution: Unknown

Vandalized: Yes

Report: Yes

VA1:

VA2:

VA3:

VA4:

VA5: Graves-Desecrated

Overgrowth: None

Overgrowth1:

Overgrowth2:

Overgrowth3:

Overgrowth4:

GroundCover:

Moss:

Vines:

Drainage: Good

Problem1:

Problem2: Apathy

Owner: Cemetery

Use:

Bordering: Commercial

Change: Same

Reason:

Visited: Occasionally

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Unknown

Surnames: William Pullen  Revolutionary

Other_Information: roads in cemetery in disrepair

Contacted:

Support:

Name: Patricia Hobson

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Saturday, 20 September 2014 18:28

Fargason Cemetery, Tallapoosa County, Alabama

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Cemetery: Fargason Cemetery
Other: Fargason Wyatt
Sign: No
Street: County Road 89N
City: Camp Hill about 2.1 miles on the outskirts
Township: Township 21N, Range 24
County: Tallapoosa County
State: Alabama
Nation: United States
Zip:
lat_ns: N
lat_h: 32
lat_mmss: 50.570
long_ew: W
long_h: 085
long_mmss: 37.430
Status: Inactive
Size: Small
Directions: take State Highway 50 from overhead bridge in Camp Hill toward LaFayette 1.4 miles, turn left on Highway 89; the cemetery is 2.1 miles on left just after the crossroad.
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: No
Features: trees, bushes
Property: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: None
Established: 1848
Gravestones: 44 and several unmarked: we found a headstone that was marked but not on the \"occupant\" list. my family and i have been trying to repair and restore it alittle
Oldest: jan. 9, 1848
Newest: Nov. 21, 1956
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: Yes
Methods: Other
Restoration: Yes
Association: No
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Availability: Barbara Taylor : it is on internet BUT it is on archives http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/tallapoosa/cemeteries/fargason.txt posted Feb. 2003
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Yes
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Unsure
Slate: Yes
Others: Yes
Wood: No
Materials: Yes
Architectural: No
Angels: No
Draperies: No
Fraternal: No
Hands: No
Lambs: No
Monograms: Yes
Plants: Yes
Photos: No
Religious: No
Scrollwork: Yes
Urns: Yes
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: No
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: No
Pollution: Yes
Vandalized: No
Report:
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover: Yes
Moss: Yes
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Problem-Seasonal
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Woods
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: No
Habitat: Yes
Surnames: Bradford, Echols, Fargason, Fariss, Fitzpatrick, Handley, McGinty, Prince, Pursell, Shannon, Sikes, Smith, Wood, Wyatt
Other_Information: There is a tree that MOVED a stone completely Sideways. There is a scroll shaped headstone. There is a Confederate Soldier buried there along with my 3rd great grandparents.
Contacted: noone
Support:
Name: Dixie Short
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Saturday, 26 November 2011 13:52

Warriorstand Cemetery, Macon County, Alabama

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Cemetery:       Warriorstand Cemetery
Other:         
Sign:           No
Street:        
City:           About 20 miles south of Tuskegee
Township:      
County:         Macon
State:          Alabama
Nation:         United States of America
Zip:           
lat_ns:         N
lat_h:          032
lat_mmss:       18' 32"
long_ew:        W
long_h:         085
long_mmss:      32' 20"
Status:         Abandoned
Size:           Small
Directions:     Near Cooper Chapel at intersection of County Highways10 and 5
Type:           Road-public
Location:       Rural
Terrain:        Level
Watersource:    No
Features:      
Property:       Public
Access:         Open
Enclosure:      Fence-Broken
Gate:           None
Established:   
Gravestones:    500
Oldest:        
Newest:        
Removed:        Yes
Relocated:      No
Repairs:        No
Methods:        Adhesives
Restoration:    No
Association:    No
Records:        Unsure
Inventory:      Unsure
Availability:  
Landscaping:    Unsure
Paths:          Unsure
Trees:          Yes4
Crypts:         Unsure
Fencing:        Yes
Brickwork:      Yes
Ironwork:       Unsure
Sculpture:      Unsure
Fountains:      No
Roads:          Unsure
Buildings:      No
Cement:         Yes
Granite:        Unsure
Marble:         Unsure
Native:         Unsure
Slate:          Unsure
Others:         Yes
Wood:           Unsure
Materials:      Unsure
Architectural:  Unsure
Angels:         Unsure
Draperies:      Unsure
Fraternal:      Unsure
Hands:          Unsure
Lambs:          Unsure
Monograms:      Unsure
Plants:         Unsure
Photos:         Unsure
Religious:      Unsure
Scrollwork:     Unsure
Urns:           Unsure
Carvings:       Yes
Condition:      Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked:       Yes
Broken:         Yes
Toppled:        Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried:         Unsure
Weather:        Yes
Pollution:      No
Vandalized:     No
Report:         Yes
VA1:           
VA2:           
VA3:           
VA4:           
VA5:           
Overgrowth:    
Overgrowth1:   
Overgrowth2:   
Overgrowth3:   
Overgrowth4:    Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover:    Yes
Moss:          
Vines:          Yes
Drainage:       Good
Problem1:      
Problem2:      
Owner:          Unknown
Use:            Agricultural
Bordering:      Agricultural
Change:         Same
Reason:         Agriculture
Visited:        Rarely
Archeology:     No
Habitat:        Yes
Contacted:     

Surnames:

Perry
Philpot
Johns

Other_Information:


Support:

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Name:           Howell Foreman
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Date:           April 8, 2005

Saturday, 26 November 2011 13:52

Warrinton Cemetery, Marshall County, Alabama

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Date: November 13, 2000

Cemetery: Warrinton maybe Bodine Cemetery
Street:
City: Warrinton
Township:
County: Marshall
State: Alabama
Nation: us
Zip:
Nearby: turn right off hwy 69 so. off Guntersville to Warrington, 1 mile rt. first road then first right 200 yards on right
Land Type: Public
Status: Inactive
Accessible: Yes
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: 150
Oldest grave: early 1800
Newest grave: early 1900
Records: Unsure
Inventory: No
Records location:
Owner:
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Encroachment
Removed Headstones
Overgrown-trees
Overgrown-ground cover
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
Previous contacts: asked about whereabouts of cemetery, most seemed unknown.
Work Status: No work started as of yet

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Michael Love
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Saturday, 26 November 2011 13:51

Unknown Sumiton, Walker County, Alabama

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Date: August 12,2001

Cemetery: Unknown
Established: 1930'3
Street:
Type: Road-public
City: Sumiton
Township: Sumiton
County: Walker
State: Alabama
Nation: USA
Zip: 35148
Nearby: City Hall
Location: Urban-developed
Land: Flat
Watersource: No
Features:
Sign: No
Land Type: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Gravestones: 4
Oldest: march,1999
Newest: don't know
Unmarked: Unsure
Broken:
Toppled:
Buried: Yes
Removed: Unknown
Weather problems: No
Pollution problems: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: No
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: No
VA: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth: None
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Drainage: Good
Problem: Encroachment
Restoration: The current status of this cemetery is:
Owner: City
Use: Recreational
Bordering: Recreational
Change: Unknown
Reason: Parking
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: No
Contacted: Mayor and City Council, And Gene Gravlee a historian of Sumiton  August,2001
Other Information

This Cemetery was destroyed by a construction company while building a ball park for Bevill State College in Sumiton, Al. Located just behind City hall in Sumiton, Al. There were 3 to 4 graves in the area where deceased coal miners were buried sometime back in the 1930's and 40's. I had brought this to the attention of the City officials recently. Also the adjoining area is to be also reconstructed by the college and I would like someone to look in on this before other graves are destroyed. A old Black Lady told the construction crew of the graves when they started but they ignored what she had told them
Support

Mrs. Jackson a preacher that lives adjoining the cemetery and her brother James Gaines. Also Inez Davis a lady that once placed flowers on these graves.

Submitted by:
name: D. Wayne Cordell
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Saturday, 26 November 2011 13:48

Turner-Malone Cemetery, Madison County, Alabama

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Date: December 30, 2000

Cemetery: Turner-Malone
Street: Bo Howard Road,
City: Toney
Township: 2S    Range 2W
County: Madison
State: Alabama
Nation:
Zip:
Nearby: Bo Howard Rd.
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: Yes
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: 9marked,Unmarked unk.
Oldest grave: 1829
Newest grave: 1897
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location: Listed in "Cemeteries of Madison Co. Al." Author ( I do not know)
Owner: Unknown
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Removed Headstones
Restricted access
Broken Headstones
Fallen Headstones
Previous contacts: landowner, sheriff of County, Caretaker of city cemetery, warrant magistrate, my lawyer
Work Status: No work started as of yet

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Joyce Turbyfill
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Saturday, 26 November 2011 13:47

Thrash Family Cemetery, Elmore County, Alabama

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Cemetery:       Thrash Family Cemetery
Other:          None
Sign:           No
Street:         Highway 63
City:           Eclectic
Township:       T20N-R20E Section 36
County:         Elmore
State:          Alabama
Nation:         USA
Zip:            36024
lat_ns:         N
lat_h:          32
lat_mmss:       40.764
long_ew:        W
long_h:         086
long_mmss:      01.260
Status:         Abandoned
Size:           Small
Directions:     From Eclectic, AL town limit go north on Hwy 63 approx 1 mi. cemetery is in hog pen on right.
Type:           Road-public
Location:       Rural
Terrain:        Level
Watersource:    No
Features:       trees
Property:       Private
Access:         Inaccessible
Enclosure:      None
Gate:           None
Established:    Late 1800's
Gravestones:    Less than 10
Oldest:         Unknown
Newest:         About 1900
Removed:        Yes
Relocated:      No
Repairs:        Yes
Methods:        Other
Restoration:    Yes
Association:    No
Records:        No
Inventory:      No
Availability:  
Landscaping:    No
Paths:          No
Trees:          Yes4
Crypts:         No
Fencing:        No
Brickwork:      No
Ironwork:       No
Sculpture:      No
Fountains:      No
Roads:          No
Buildings:      No
Cement:         Yes
Granite:        No
Marble:         No
Native:         No
Slate:          No
Others:         No
Wood:           No
Materials:      No
Architectural:  No
Angels:         No
Draperies:      No
Fraternal:      No
Hands:          No
Lambs:          No
Monograms:      No
Plants:         No
Photos:         No
Religious:      No
Scrollwork:     No
Urns:           No
Carvings:       No
Condition:      Cemetery destroyed
Unmarked:       Yes
Broken:         Yes
Toppled:        Yes
Disintegrating: No
Buried:         No
Weather:        No
Pollution:      Yes
Vandalized:     No
Report:         Yes
VA1:           
VA2:           
VA3:           
VA4:           
VA5:           
Overgrowth:     None
Overgrowth1:   
Overgrowth2:   
Overgrowth3:   
Overgrowth4:   
GroundCover:   
Moss:          
Vines:         
Drainage:       Problem-Constant
Problem1:      
Problem2:      
Owner:          Private
Use:            Agricultural
Bordering:      Residential
Change:         Same
Reason:         Roads
Visited:        Rarely
Archeology:     No
Habitat:        No
Contacted:      No One

Surnames:

H. J. Thrash, Francis McCain Thrash, Allen Francis Thrash

Other_Information:

In the early 1960's property owner along with my father concreted all graves in cemetery, the property owner passed on in the 1970's or early 1980's the timber was cut after then and all the graves was destroyed.

Support:

No One

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Date:           10 April 2005

Saturday, 26 November 2011 13:47

Teel Cemetery, Coosa County, Alabama

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Date: 7/8/00

Cemetery Name: Teel Cemetery
Street:
City: Weogufka
County: Coosa
State: AL
Nation: USA
Zip:
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Graves within: 5+
Oldest grave: 1865 or earlier
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Owner: family of George Washington Pody
Problem's
Property Encroachment
Overgrown-trees
Overgrown-ground cover
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
General Neglect
Records location

Coosa County, AL Cemetery book
Cemetery description

The Private Teel Cemetery is located in a cornfield owned by the now deceased George Washington Pody about 1 1/2 miles south of the old Weogufka First Baptist Church. Supposedly it is very overgrown with brush, trees (?), and near impossible to locate. Some of the older residents may know the approximate location.
Other Problems

 
Previous Contacts

No one as yet
Current Status

Unknown

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Briana Smith Felch
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