Old Plateau Cemetery

Old Plateau Cemetery (HM27F1)

Location: Mobile, AL 36610 Mobile County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 43.875', W 88° 3.593'

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Africatown Graveyard

The 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.
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HM NumberHM27F1
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 398531 N 3400297
Decimal Degrees30.73125000, -88.05988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 43.875', W 88° 3.593'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 43' 52.5" N, 88° 3' 35.58" W
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Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1965-1985 Bay Bridge Cutoff Rd, Mobile AL 36610, US
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