Historic Markers Across Alabama



Peace & Goodwill Cemetery



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Location: Al 22 west of Alabama Route 9, Kellyton, AL
County: Coosa
Coordinates: N 32° 51.984    W 086° 5.881
  32.8664    -86.09801666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Peace & Goodwill Cemetery


Peace & Goodwill Cemetery is Coosa County's first African American Cemetery to be placed on the prestigious Alabama Historic Cemetery Register. It provides powerful insights about the diligence and commitment of our African Ancestors. Family lineages interred here include former slaves, sharecroppers, educators, preachers, soldiers, and successful businessmen and women. These graves mark the journey of entire generations born in the 1840s and buried in the early 1900s. Most notably, Rev. Jacob and Betsy Moore, former slaves, purchased and donated the land for the cemetery in 1868. Family names found in the cemetery include: Drake, Goggans, Thomas, Ransaw, Leonard, McKinney, Crawford, Royals, and Hoyett. Preservation of this cemetery ensures that the historical symbolism embodied herein will never vanish like so many others, now long forgotten.

Erected 2008 by Alabama Historical Commission and
Ralph Drake Vines II, Addie Mae Drake & Quandara Ingram.







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