Forks of Cypress Cemetery (NRIS 00000140)
0.25 mi. N of Jackson Rd., E side of Dowdy Rd, N of Little Cypress Creek,
AL. County/parish: Lauderdale.
1 contributing site.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
February 24, 2000.
- Forks of Cypress Cemetery
- Forks of Cypress Cemetery (also known as Jackson Cemetery) is a historic cemetery near Florence, Alabama. The cemetery contains the graves of Forks of Cypress owner James Jackson, several member of his family, and numerous slaves who worked on the plantation. Jackson, an immigrant from County Monaghan, Ireland, purchased the estate in 1818 and built the main house in 1830. The cemetery was established soon after the estate; the oldest internment, dating from 1819, is William Augustus Moore, a relative of Jackson's wife, Sally. (read more...)