Historic Markers Across Alabama

Harpersville Garden of Memories

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Location: At the cemetery on Al 25, south of Harpersville, AL
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 33° 20.117    W 086° 26.320
  33.33528333    -86.43866666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMFA5T


The oldest known grave is that of Oprah Moore (1772-1823), consort to Rev. (Doctor) Lemuel Moore. This is the final resting place of American Revolutionary War Patriot William Jennings (1761-1840) and the professed burial site of the Last Creek Indian Chief of the Kewahatchie Tribe, Boz Shepard and his family (c. 1836-37). On January 24, 1964, a devastating tornado destroyed most of the oldest grave markers and killed ten citizens, including five members of the same Kelly family. Thousands of Shelby County's earliest settlers and area residents are buried here.

Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register

End of Harpersville Garden of Memories