Scandinavian Cemetery

Scandinavian Cemetery (HM1E1Y)

Location: Thorsby, AL 35171 Chilton County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 54.43', W 86° 42.888'

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In 1896 Swedish settlers organized the Concordia Methodist Church and acquired this land for the Concordia Cemetery, later known as the Lutheran Cemetery. This is the former site of Strassburg School. In the 1980s it became known as the Scandinavian Cemetery since most of those laid to rest here were Lutherans, not only of Swedish descent, but of Norwegian, Danish and Finnish. They were primarily from the upper mid-western United States and desired a better climate and living conditions to work in and raise their families. They cleared the land, built homes, planted orchards and vineyards, established businesses, schools and churches. They developed a thriving town where they enjoyed social gatherings, band concerts, festive celebrations, and built life-long friendships. This marker was placed here in 2010 by descendants of the Scandinavians laid to rest here and the Thorsby Historical Preservation Committee to remember these people who found the Town of Thorsby.

Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register.
Details
HM NumberHM1E1Y
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Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceOther, Plantation
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Thorsby Historical Preservation Committee
Marker Condition
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 526670 N 3641031
Decimal Degrees32.90716667, -86.71480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 54.43', W 86° 42.888'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 54' 25.8000" N, 86° 42' 53.2800" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)205
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 521 Alabama Ave, Thorsby AL 35171, US
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Jun 2, 2019 at 11:25am PDT by msbarcum

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