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19th century artist left his mark at Daniel Pratt Cemetery in Prattville

19th century artist left his mark at Daniel Pratt Cemetery in Prattville

Jarvis Turner, born in Birmingham, England on August 14, 1814, was an early marble carver who sculpted hundreds of extraordinary tombstones throughout Alabama’s black belt region as well as in areas along the upper Tombigbee River. Turner made his life in Mobile beginning in 1836, and operated a successful monument business until 1871 when he […]

Hank Williams grave site

Hank Williams grave site

World War II memorial in Oakwood Cemetery Annex

World War II memorial in Oakwood Cemetery Annex

Montgomery, AL – At Oakwood Cemetery Annex in Montgomery, there is a plaque that signifies the burials of 78 officers and men of the Royal Air Force and a cross has been erected as a memorial to these brave soldiers. Some were only eighteen, but all of them died in flight training at Gunter Field […]

Cemetery needs historical marker

Cemetery needs historical marker

Prattville – Ginger Jones, a Prattville resident and historian, registered Rocky Mount Cemetery as one of Alabama’s Historical Cemeteries with the Alabama Historical Commission. Since part of Rocky Mount Road was changed to Bass Pro Boulevard, she is spearheading an effort to get an historical marker placed at the site. Some of Ginger’s ancestors, the […]

Cemeteries can be a gold mine for genealogists

Cemeteries can be a gold mine for genealogists

Prattville – Genealogy comes alive in a cemetery, pardon the pun. What I mean to say is, one can gather much information from perusing the headstones of families who have been laid to rest. A case in point is Prattville’s Oak Hill Cemetery, where you can find the remains of the city’s oldest pioneer (according […]

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