Laud Cem #622 T1S, R13W, Sec 23
Surveyed Dec 2004 by Liz Moore and Judy Myrick Miller
In December 2004, Liz Moore and Judy Myrick Miller visited the Pleasant Grove/ Old Baptist Cemetery to closely inspect headstones. They crawled around armed with white chalk, charcoal pencils, a brush and a camera while looking for signs of writing on headstones – and in the process found the headstones of Judy’s great-great grandparents. These are photos from the cemetery along with comments about who rests beneath the heads. Not all headstones found are in this collection.
In the fall of 2005, Pam Hall Wright and Judy Myrick Miller visited the cemetery and planted bulbs where their great-grandparents rested. And in March of 2006, they were blooming – and Judy found that someone previously had planted a few paper whites immediately to the right of the headstones. Gone but not forgotten.
This cemetery, was surveyed first by William Q. Hill in 1969. Liz Moore surveyed it in May of 1997, with the help of Edward Earl Myrick. Then Robert Ellington Torbert did another survey on Sept. 19, 2000. This recent survey was done in December 2004, on a visit to Lauderdale County, Alabama by Liz Moore, and Judy Myrick Miller. These burial records are a combination of all 4 surveys.
From Cox Creek Parkway in Florence, go North on County Road 47 to just past Lone Cedar Church of Christ; Left on County Road 73 to its merge with County Road 34 and continue NW. The cemetery is on the Left, across the street from mailbox # 977 on County Road 34.There are numerous field stone markers in this cemetery. The cemetery is badly neglected, and needs much love and attention. Reportedly, at one time a Primitive Baptist Church stood near the cemetery. About 1911 the church was so decayed it fell down and then was destroyed. The last burial recorded was in 1940.