Fairview and Shorter Cemetery

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

After we left Union Springs, we went to Eufaula, and since we were there, we visited Fairview Cemetery.  

This monument is in the main section:


After we left there, we went over to Shorter Cemetery.  

On this side is the family:

...and on the other side of the land is this section inside a brick wall - this is where some of the family's slaves are buried:

I could only make out one grave in the slave section that was marked - and it's hard to make out - it is lined with bricks:

Back on the family side, this monument is the one of John Gill Shorter - he was the governor of Alabama during the Civil War:

...and this is the monument for Rev. O.T. Hammond, and it reads: 
Died September 6, 1839,
in the 26th year of his age
As a man, a husband, and a
christian Teacher his name needs
no epitaph

Outside the walled sections is this monument for Col. Daniel Morgan Seals, 1818-1883:

another view:

It's just beautiful there - it's overlooking the Chattahoochee, and the trees are all draped in Spanish moss:
Just waiting for someone to come along with a film crew for the next great Southern Gothic film...

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