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Old Live Oak Cemetery, Selma

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Old Live Oak Cemetery is an historic cemetery in Selma, Alabama that was founded in 1829 and expanded in 1877. The newer portion is sometimes called New Live Oak Cemetery and the cemetery is collectively known as Live Oak Cemetery. It contains burials of Confederate States of America leaders, as well Benjamin Sterling Turner, an African-American who served as U.S. Representative for Alabama during the Reconstruction era. The cemetery is at 110 Dallas Avenue approximately 0.7 miles (1.1 km) west of downtown Selma.
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  • We visited after a great cleansing of the city's workers, many whose job it must have been to keep up the cemetery. Other than the Civil War memorial, the poor thing is overgrown and just sad. But.....  more »
  • The cemetery has some beautiful Spanish moss, and gives a true vibe of the south. Here’s the thing with the Confederate Solider’s Memorial. It was well kept and provides the historical context during....  more »
  • Very historic and beautiful graveyard!

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