Friday, May 16, 2014

Cemetery Log Date: May 16, 2014

This abandoned cemetery has recently gotten a lot of love from the local Sons of the Confederate Veterans (SCV) camp.


Allbritton Cemetery is the final resting place of James T Allbritton, a Confederate veteran, and many of his family members. The cemetery was in use from the late 1880s until the 1960s and it was all but forgotten about shortly after.

When SCV Camp 745 found out about the state of this veteran's grave, they started a clean up project. In the process, they found a previously unknown headstone, uprighted a fallen stone and cleared a lot of vegetation.

Who: On private property

What: An abandoned 19th century family cemetery.

When: Contact the SCV Camp 745 to get involved!

Where: Heading North on US1, take a right onto Roy Booth Road, cemetery is on the right after the first left turn in the road.
 
Why: 
  • Final resting place of some important Callahan folks
  • Recently cleared of vegetation and headstones cleaned and uprighted
  • Wonderful grave markers including poured cement curbing inlaid with marbles and beautiful carved marble




For more information about the Allbritton Cemetery, check out its find-a-grave website.



For previous posts search: Cemetery a Day in May or #CaDiM
2014 #CaDiM posts


2013 #CaDiM posts
IntroMay 1: NationalMay 2: OakdaleMay 3: Murphy's CreekMay 4: Mt. OliveMay 5: Bosque BelloMay 6: Old CityMay 7: EspanolaMay 8: TolomatoMay 9: PacettiMay 10: West ViewMay 11: Magnolia Springs,  May 12: St. Peter'sMay 13: Gravely HillMay 14: Pilgrim's RestMay 15: God's Little AcreMay 16: Dummet's GraveMay 17: No NameMay 18: St. MonicaMay 19: St. Joseph'sMay 20:  Old St. Joseph's (Duval)May 21: SampsonMay 22: Fernandez ReserveMay 23: St. AmbroseMay 24: Sons of IsraelMay 25: SanksvilleMay 26: HuguenotMay 27: Nombre de DiosMay 28: BeresfordMay 29: JonesMay 30: San Sebastian/PinehurstMay 31: Oaklynn


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