Live Oak Cemetery - Selma, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
N 32° 24.314 W 087° 01.884
16S E 497047 N 3585354
Quick Description: This marker tells some of the story of historic Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 5/27/2013 4:46:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMH5QB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 4

Long Description:
In the years after the state capitol was moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa in 1826, Selma grew in importance as a more desirable location on the river. This cemetery was established to handle the needs of the growing city along the Alabama River.

The text of the marker reads:

Live Oak Cemetery

East portion reserved for graveyard, 1829; west part purchased City of Selma, 1877. Here are buried:
William Rufus King, 1786-1853, Vice President of U.S. 1853.
John Tyler Morgan, 1824-1907, U.S. Senator, Brig. Gen. C.S.A.
Edmund Winston Pettus, 1821-1907, U.S. Senator, Brig. Gen. C.S.A.
Nathaniel H. R. Dawson, 1829-1895, U.S. Commissioner of Education.
William J. Hardee, 1815-1873, Lt. Gen. C.S.A., author “Hardee’s Tactics.”
Catesby ap Roger Jones, 1821-1877, Commander C.S.N., commanded Virginia (Merrimac) in battle with Monitor 1862.
Robert W. Barnwell, 1849-1902, Episcopal Bishop of Alabama.

Alabama Historical Association
Marker Name: Live Oak Cemetery

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
The marker is located on King Street, just off of Dallas Avenue (Alabama Hwy 22). The Live Oak Cemetery address is 300 Dallas Avenue.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1972

Marker Number: None

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