Historic Markers Across Alabama

Tuscumbia's Oakwood Cemetery

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: at the intersection of South Commons St and S Hickory St, Tuscumbia, AL
County: Colbert
Coordinates: N 34° 43.412    W 087° 41.469
  34.72353333    -87.69115
Waymark: None


This burial ground was designated on General John Coffee's 1817 survey and original map "Plan of a Town at the Coldwater Spring." The oldest tombstone carries the burial date 1821 and the cemetery contains graves of veterans from all wars beginning with the American Revolution, including graves of approximately 100 unknown Confederate soldiers. Captain Arthur Keller, CSA, father of Helen Keller, and Brig. General James Deshler, CSA, are buried here.

(Erected 1991, Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation)

End of Tuscumbia's Oakwood Cemetery