Turner family in America

June 15, 2009

ACPA Cemetery Data Page – Harpersville, AL [LINK/Lead]

Harpersville Garden of Memories

Shelby County

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Harpersville Garden of Memories

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Cemetery

Common Name:

Harpersville Cemetery

Other alternate

names for this

Cemetery:

Land Plat

Location

Township and Range:

T-19S; R-2E

Section Number: 33

GPS Location &

Datum used:

N:33 20 08.6; W:86 26 19.2; Elev 482

Steet Address

of Cemetery:

Hwy-25 South, Harpersville, AL 35078

Nearest City,

Town, or

Community:

Harpersville, Shelby Co, AL

Driving Directions:

26 miles east of Birmingham on US-280 turn south on Hwy-25 in Harpersville, toward Wilsonville. Cemetery is 1/2 mile on left, across from Harpersville Fire Dept & United Methodist Church.

Brief Cemetery

History:

The Harpersville Garden of Memories has served this community and surrounding area of northeast Shelby County since the days of “Big Spring” and before the legal establishment of Shelby as a County, or Alabama as a State. Many hearty pilgrims moved into these fertile valleys just west of the Coosa River even before the War of 1812.

Church Affiliation:

Cemetery serves the congregations of some 20 churches throughout northeast Shelby County.

Burial Survey:

yes

Number of Burials:

Over 3,000 burial sites within the ground, including a Revolutionary War Patriot William Jennings; 13 veterans of the Civil War; 11 veterans of WW-I; 53 veterans of WW-II; 20 of Korea, and 13 of the Vietnam War. Oldest recorded grave is of Orpha Moore (1772-24 Mar 1823). Continuing burials are accepted within the expanded site.

via ACPA Cemetery Data Page.

April 9, 2009

Calcis Quarry – snowy day in 1902 [Photo/History] – Needs Pix!

Filed under: 1900-1949,1950-1999,Alabama,Timeline,Turner — weavercat @ 8:09 pm

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Tennessee Coal & Iron Works – Calcis, Alabama quarry – 1902 (center)

Blacksmith shop, closest building on the left.

Photo history: Mr. A. E. Turner Jr. gave a copy of the original

photograph to Vera Garrett Justice (wife of Aubrey Justice); then (my)

Aunt Vera gave a copy of the picture to Frances Justice Warren. Finally

Aunt Frances gave a copy of the photo to my mother, Martha Justice

Abernathy; and she printed this copy for me.

Thanks go out to everyone who has passed on this bit of Calcis history!

Anyone have more historical/old photographs of Calcis?

I would love to see them!

via Calcis ยป Family Connections.

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