Ingram-Thornton Cemetery for Blacks
African American History; Rogersville, AL; Lauderdale County, AL
Harrison Ingram was well known in the Rogersville community. He was a stonemason and a carpenter and according to his family he was one of the first in his community to have electricity. Ingram and his father established an African American cemetery named Ingram-Thornton Cemetery in 1881. It has since been renamed Thorntontown Cemetery. Physical evidence suggests the orientation of the cemetery has changed. In the older portion of the cemetery, the tombstones face opposite from the entrance.
Ashley Pentecost, University of North Alabama
University of North Alabama archives
Alabama Cultural Resource Survey