Colbert County, Alabama; Tuscumbia, Alabama; Ricks Cemetery, Cemetery; African American Cemetery; African American History
The Ricks family cemetery is an African American cemetery located near the Church of Christ established by George Parson Ricks and the Oaks Plantation. The grave of George Parson Ricks, a former slave on the Oaks, can be found in this cemetery along with his sons and other descendants. The cemetery is still managed and maintained by Parsons descendants. The cemetery itself is located behind the Oaks Plantation.
Sam Keiser, University of North Alabama
Arthur Graves interview by Sam Keiser. November 11 2015.
Alabama Cultural Resource Survey
December 1, 2015