St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery

St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery (HM1HCK)

Location: Seale, AL 36875 Russell County
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N 32° 20.578', W 85° 14.736'

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Old St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery is one of Russell County's oldest African-American cemeteries. Established in the early 1880s by former slaves, the church became a central institution to many families in the Seale community. Records indicate that Peter and Rose Merritt Chadwick donated a part of their land to build a church, and community members contributed funds, materials and labor to erect the church. Members of the Bellamy, Drake, Holmes, Mabry, Newsome, Osborn, Pitts, Simpson, Tate, Word and related families worshipped, were baptized and married in the church and were buried within the cemetery. The perseverance of those buried in the cemetery gave strong wings to generations of descendants whose roots bind them together in enduring love and kinship. Our ancestors rest in the cemetery, their sacrifices and strength, will never be forgotten and will always endure and continue to represent a blessing to future generations of their descendants.

Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Congregation of St. Peter A.M.E. Church and the Todd-Hancock-Hughes-Mabry-Bellamy Family Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 4:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 665103 N 3579804
Decimal Degrees32.34296667, -85.24560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.578', W 85° 14.736'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 34.68" N, 85° 14' 44.16" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 Dusty Rd, Seale AL 36875, US
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