Historic Markers Across Alabama



Slave Cemetery 1800s



Marker ID:  
Location: in the median of Liberty Lane near H.L. Cleveland Way, Huntsville, Alabama
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 34° 44.667    W 086° 39.449
  34.74445    -86.65748333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

This cemetery site was used as a burial ground for slaves who lived on both the Peter Blow and Job Key plantations from 1811 to 1865. Dred Scott's first wife and their two children are believed to have been buried here. The cemetery continued to be used through the early 1900s.

Erected by Oakwood Historical Site.








End of Slave Cemetery 1800s