Historic Markers Across Alabama

Franklin Cemetery Escambia County

Marker ID:  
Location: In the cemetery on Cemetery Dr, Brewton, AL
County: Escambia
Coordinates: N 31° 06.321    W 087° 05.104
  31.10535    -87.08506666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMR0V9


Franklin Cemetery
Escambia County

Franklin Cemetery was established in the mid-nineteenth century and was originally located on land where the existing Georgia-Pacific Brewton LLC containerboard mill stands off of Highway 31 in Brewton. The cemetery served as the primary burial location for local members of the Franklin, Harold, and Jernigan families. The cemetery was infrequently used after the 1920s. Ida Mae Grant was the last person laid to rest in Franklin Cemetery in May 1976. In 2014, sixty-seven burials were relocated here in Union Cemetery. All original markers were refurbished during the relocation process. This marker is displayed as directed by the Alabama Historical Commission to commemorate the relocation of Franklin Cemetery to Union Cemetery. This cemetery was listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register by the Alabama Historical Commission on April 7, 2006.

Erected by Georgia-Pacific Brewton LLC.

End of Franklin Cemetery Escambia County