Africatown GraveyardThe Old Plateau Cemetery, known as the Africatown Graveyard, is the final resting place of enslaved Africans, African-Americans, and a Buffalo Soldier. The burial ground dates back to 1876, sixteen years after Africans arrived in the Clotilda which was one of the last documented slave ships to leave Africa for the Americas. The northern area of the graveyard is the older section where the remains of Clotilda survivors have been found through an archaeological preservation project directed by the College of William and Mary. The historic annals of Africatown are chisled upon tombstones in this graveyard.
|Placed By||The African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 398531 N 3400297|
|Decimal Degrees||30.73125000, -88.05988333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 43.875', W 88° 3.593'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 43' 52.5" N, 88° 3' 35.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1965-1985 Bay Bridge Cutoff Rd, Mobile AL 36610, US|
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