Greenwood Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery (HMR16)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
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N 33° 12.237', W 87° 34.235'

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Laid out in the original city plan, Greenwood is Tuscaloosa' oldest surviving cemetery. It has been in continuous use since prior to 1820. The earliest marked grave is dated 1821.

Some of the ornate marble markers located in Greenwood were carved in New Orleans, however, many were carved from local sandstone by masons working on the state capitol once located three blocks north. Only grass covers many of the older plots of African and Native Americans and white settlers.

Greenwood is the final resting place of five veterans of the American Revolution, Confederate General Phillip Dale Roddy, Sallie Ann Swope, volunteer Civil War nurse, Jack and Jerry Winn who worked to buy their freedom from slavery and Solomon Perteat, a prominent antebellum "free man of color" as well as more than 2,500 other individuals in marked and unmarked graves.
HM NumberHMR16
Year Placed1996
Placed ByCity of Tuscaloosa, Heritage Commission of Tuscaloosa County and Cahaba Trace Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 1:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 446821 N 3674042
Decimal Degrees33.20395000, -87.57058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.237', W 87° 34.235'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 14.22" N, 87° 34' 14.10" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-998 T.Y. Rogers Jr Ave, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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