Old Negro Cemetery / Fairview Cemetery

Old Negro Cemetery / Fairview Cemetery (HMIME)

Location: Eufaula, AL 36027 Barbour County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 54.177', W 85° 8.532'

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Interred on this gently sloping hillside are the remains of many of Eufaula's early black citizens. Their names are known only to God because the wooden grave markers which located the burials have long since vanished. This burying ground was used until about 1870 when black interments were moved to Pine Grove Cemetery. In addition to the "Old Negro Cemetery", there are at least five other graveyards including the Jewish, Presbyterian, Masonic Odd Fellows and Public which are part of Present day Fairview Cemetery.
Fairview Cemetery
The earliest burials in this cemetery date from Eufaula's pioneer days in the late 1830's and early 1840's. Formerly known as the "Old Cemetery", this public burial ground has been expanded through land purchases and the consolidation of other cemeteries including the Jewish, Presbyterian, Masonic, Odd Fellows and Negro. At the suggestion of his daughter, Claude Hill, Mayor P. B. McKenzie named the cemetery "Fairview" about 1895. The iron fence which borders the property on North Randolph Avenue was salvaged from Union Female College.
Year Placed1991
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission / City of Eufaula
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 11:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 675677 N 3531184
Decimal Degrees31.90295000, -85.14220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 54.177', W 85° 8.532'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 54' 10.62" N, 85° 8' 31.92" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 198 Browder Alley, Eufaula AL 36027, US
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