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Old Sterrett Cemetery

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Location: At the junction of AL Hwy 25 and Shelby County Road 469, Sterrett, A
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 33° 26.505    W 086° 28.688
  33.44175    -86.47813333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMF9BH


Old Sterrett Cemetery
“Cedars of Beulah Land Burial Ground”
Pumpkin Swamp Road -> .3 mile

This cemetery was established around 1841. The oldest marked grave is for Polly Webster (1822-May 3, 1841), daughter of Beulah Land founder Henley Webster, born February 5, 1805 in Anderson County, SC and died February 20, 1884. This hallowed ground and the surrounding 40 acres was acquired by Henley Webster on December 20, 1824. Legislative action dated May 28, 1828 established a postal road from Ashville through Beulah Land and Harpersville to Montevallo. Other pioneer settlers of Beulah Land included James Kuykendall Byers; Joel Falkner, Sr.; William Gulledge Falkner; John H. Goodwin; Stephen M. Hollis; John Adams Kincaid; Henry Clay Rudd; Hiram Stracener; John H. Vick; and James Washington White.

Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register

End of Old Sterrett Cemetery