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Alabama Saving Graves

Alabama Saving Graves

Posted: 23 Apr 2006 6:33PM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
I'd like to invite everyone interested in saving our countries cemeteries to check out the state page for Alabama at: http://www.savinggraves-us.org/al/.
This group was started as a part of the Saving Graves web site.
Some of the groups have expanded, some are still in their infancy
with only
myself as a member. Each group is linked to the State home page at
Saving
Graves.

Saving Graves is A collaborative effort of cemetery preservation
advocates
working to increase public awareness and activism in preserving,
protecting
and restoring endangered and forgotten historic cemeteries
worldwide. More
can be found about Saving Graves here:
http://www.savinggraves.org/about/index.htm. Currently Saving Graves
has the
main page at: http://www.savinggraves.org, all 50 states, Canada at
http://www.savinggraves-ca.org, Australia: http://www.savinggraves-
au.org,
the UK: http://www.savinggraves-uk.org, and every country around the
world,
along with the newest addition Historic Graveyards at:
http://www.historicgraveyards.com. Saving Graves was founded by Mr.
William
Spurlock of Norcross, Georgia in 2000. Mr. Spurlock handed over the
Saving
Graves websites and domains to me in November 2005. Along with my
partner
and the state and county coordinators, we continue to build the
legacy Mr.
Spurlock has begun.

Persons like you help us grow by submitting reports on endangered
cemeteries
across the country and around the world. I have started to
incorporate
photo pages of these cemeteries as they are submitted or as I can
get out to
take them. We welcome all information on cemeteries in your state,
state
laws or legislation, photo pages, and many other items. States and
counties
are still available for adoption throughout the United States and we
welcome
all volunteers.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me at
this
e-mail, through the group or web site or at
savinggraves@comporium.net.

Thanks,
Steven Stymiest - Webmaster
Saving Graves


Re: Alabama Saving Graves

LORRAINE MORGAN (View posts)
Posted: 23 Jul 2006 10:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: SCAIFE,MCMILLAN,KING,HOUGH,HAUGH,BLUE YOUNGBLOOD,HARDRICK
STEVEN MY NAME IS LORRAINE I LIVE IN INDIANAALONE HWY 82 GOING TOWARD UNION SPRINGS ALABAMA A CHURCH NAME MT.OLIVE BAPTISTCHURCH #1 THEY HAVE THE COUNTY HAS DID AWAY WITH ALL THE GRAVES OF MY ANCESTRY'S THAT WERE MY FAMILY HOME PLACE CEMETERY ARE MY GRANDMOTHER BURIED THERE IN 1940 ARE GONE AND MY GRAND FATHER IS GONE TO BURIED IN 1944 WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THIS IT IS ILLEGAL TO DO THIS WE GO THERE YLY TO VISIT OUR PEOPLE ANDWHAT CAN I DO?PLEASE HELP

Re: Alabama Saving Graves

Cindy K (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jul 2006 4:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Lorraine,

According to the Historical Cemetery Atlas of Alabama (Bullock Co. section), there is a Mt. Olive Cemetery located down near the town of Omega off Hwy 223 near the southern edge of Bullock Co. near the Pike Co. line. It is cemetery #88 on the atlas map of Bullock Co. Also, on the Alabama DOT Map for Bullock Co. there is noted a Mt. Olive Baptist Church #1 near Omega. Have you checked this one out? Since you live out of state, could you possibly be remembering the wrong road? There does not seem to be one located on Hwy 82 as far as I can tell.

Also, According to the Historical Cemetery Atlas of Alabama there is a second Mt. Olive Cemetery on the south western edge of Bullock near the Montgomery Co. line. It is cemetery #41 in the atlas map.

If anyone out there can confirm the Mt. Olive Baptist Church #1 on Hwy 223 near Omega or tell us if they know of a Mt. Olive Baptist Church #1 on Hwy 82 please chime in.

Cynthia Kirkland
Web Master for (ACPA)
Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance
"Preserve, Restore and Venerate."
Saving Alabama Cemeteries
http://www.alabama-cemetery-preservation.com

Re: Alabama Saving Graves

Posted: 3 Feb 2007 5:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: scaife,hough,hardwick or (rick) pierson,king,mcmillan
cynthia i'm sorry that i did'nt check my site before now but the church #1 mt olivet in omega is the right one i'm talking about were they tore down trees and distroyed my grand parents graves i'm getting ready to call rev daniel's the pastor to ask were is my grand parents site are and my other relatives graves. this is aganist the law to do this in alabama the section 11-47-74 tells you it's not right what they did.but hwy 223 in omega is the right mt. olive church were my people are.

Re: Alabama Saving Graves

Posted: 19 Jan 2008 6:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Is there a way I could find ALL the names of the cemeterys in Dale County & Coffee County Alabama?

Thanks for any help you can give me.
P.J.

Re: Alabama Saving Graves

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 4:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Contact the Pea River Genealogical Society in Elba, Alabama. They have a book that was published in the 60's by a Morman gentleman that gives all the cemetaries in the area. This will cover Coffee County. Jot a line if this doesn't work and I can get a list at the library in my city.

Melis.

Re: Alabama Saving Graves

Posted: 12 Nov 2008 3:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
go to the courthouse ask q's or visit some churches around were you want info from.
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