Two cemeteries added to Alabama Historic Cemetery Register

Published 3:18 pm Thursday, June 11, 2009

Two Shelby County cemeteries recently joined the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register.

Cedar Grove Cemetery in Maylene and Harless Cemetery in Alabaster were added to the list, which is kept by the Alabama Historical Commission.

“The cemetery register is a prestigious listing of historic cemeteries in Alabama,” said Lee Ann Wofford, cemetery program director. “The AHC considers the notable historic cemeteries in this register to be particularly worthy of preservation and appreciation, and therefore deserving of this special recognition.”

There are now 16 cemeteries in Shelby County listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register, which features 268 cemeteries statewide.

The register officially recognizes and honors family and community cemeteries that were established at least 40 years ago.