St. Michael's Cemetery

St. Michael's Cemetery (HM1DVA)

Location: Faunsdale, AL 36738 Marengo County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 26.211', W 87° 36.514'

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Interred in the north section of this cemetery were many slaves who had labored on Faunsdale Plantation since its founding in 1843. The earliest identified burial in the black section of the cemetery is that of Barbary (Harrison), a house servant on the Plantation who died at the age of 70 in March 1860. Wooden markers, long since vanished, once designated earlier graves. This ground interred not only slaves and freedmen, but also many of their descendants until the last burial in 1960.

The slaves buried here were communicants of the Episcopal faith and first attended St. Michael's Church, then Faunsdale Chapel after it was erected for them by Louisa M. Collins Harrison and consecrated in June 1861.
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HM NumberHM1DVA
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 442791 N 3589021
Decimal Degrees32.43685000, -87.60856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.211', W 87° 36.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 12.66" N, 87° 36' 30.84" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116 Co Hwy 54, Faunsdale AL 36738, US
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