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Marble City Cemetery Sylacauga

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: On West 4th Street, Sylacauga, AL
County: Talladega
Coordinates: N 33° 10.372    W 086° 15.579
  33.17286666    -86.25965
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMEYMK


Marble City Cemetery opened for public burials in 1898 when the City of Sylacauga purchased one acre of a wheat field from James T. Persons. Originally a private burial ground of the George W. Pearson family, the earliest burial dates from 1876. The city expanded the cemetery in 1919 and 1937. This ten acre cemetery is a mirror of the history of Sylacauga's marble production. Local stone cutters and men from Italy, Hungary, and Scotland used this area's native white marble to carve these beautiful monuments. Marble City Cemetery is the resting place for veterans of several wars including one Union and nine Confederate soldiers. Also interred here are Talladega County's earliest settlers and area residents including eight mayors, a probate judge, and Congressman William F. Nichols.

Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
Marker erected in 2009 by the Perpetual Care Committee

End of Marble City Cemetery Sylacauga