Fairview and Shorter Cemetery

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:

close-up:

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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