Historic Markers Across Alabama

Refuge Cemetery

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: on Holly Hills Road (CR 7) across from the Refuge Baptist Church, Lincoln, AL
County: Talladega
Coordinates: N 33° 39.047    W 086° 07.004
  33.65078333    -86.11673333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMFXNK


In April 1950, Alabama's last two living Confederate veterans met here to discuss shared experiences of the Civil War. Local resident Col. Pleasant 'Riggs' Crump was visited by Gen. James Moore of Selma, commander of the Alabama chapter of the United Confederate Veterans. Present at the surrender at Appomattox 85 years earlier,, Crump had returned to the Lincoln area after the Civil War. He was a member of the Refuge Baptist Church which he served as deacon for 71 years, and was buried in this cemetery after his death in 1951 at the age of 104.

End of Refuge Cemetery