Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery

Site of the Huntsville Slave Cemetery (HMNJJ)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35801 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 43.339', W 86° 34.831'

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On September 3, 1818, the Huntsville City Commissioners purchased two acres of land from LeRoy Pope for a "burying ground" for slaves. This cemetery was located within the NE quarter of Section 1, Township 4, Range 1 West of the Base Meridian. It was affectionately known as "Georgia" within the black community. The cemetery continued to be used from 1818 until 1870 when Glenwood Cemetery was designated as the city's burial ground for African Americans. No known records have survived.
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HM NumberHMNJJ
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 6:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 538407 N 3842329
Decimal Degrees34.72231667, -86.58051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 43.339', W 86° 34.831'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 43' 20.34" N, 86° 34' 49.86" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-810 Madison St SE, Huntsville AL 35801, US
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