Lentzville Cemetery

Lentzville Cemetery (HM25MC)

Location: Athens, AL 35614 Limestone County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 50.323', W 87° 8.867'

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Lentzville Cemetery began as the family cemetery for the family of John Henry Lentz (7 Feb 1753-18 Jul 1835) and his wife Savilla. John Henry was a veteran of the American Revolution and pioneer settler of Limestone County, entering his land in 1818. Once known as Pleasant Grove burying ground, the cemetery became known as Lentzville for the community that grew around it. Then Lentz family sent soldiers to fight on both sides of the Civil War. While the Lentz family of Texas supported the Confederacy, several cousins in Alabama enlisted in the Union Army. The Lentzville community settled mainly by yeoman farmers, with no interest in struggles to preserve slavery, remained mainly Unionist. The Southern ideals of honor, family, and duty were as important to Unionists as to their pro-secession neighbors. They saw secession contrary to the intentions of the Founding Fathers as many of their ancestors had fought in the Revolution and the War of 1812.
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HM NumberHM25MC
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByLimestone County Historical Society, Alabama Elk River Development Agency & Athens Limestone Tourism Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 486488 N 3855167
Decimal Degrees34.83871667, -87.14778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.323', W 87° 8.867'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 19.38" N, 87° 8' 52.02" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10430-10660 Lentzville Rd, Athens AL 35614, US
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