Pleasant Plains (Old) Cemetery, Houston Co AL

Pleasant Plains (Old) Cemetery
Keith Williamson, Feb 2001 e-mail: gamule@att.net

https://sites.rootsweb.com/~alhenry/oldpleasant.htm

Pat Long believes the cemetery to be in Henry Co AL

Directions to Old Pleasant Plains Cemetery:
Take Hwy 52 east out of Dothan, Alabama. Turn north on County Rd. 55 to dead end. This is Hwy. 22. Turn left or west and go about 2 1/2 miles. There is a dirt road that runs along the side of a house between 2 fields. You can only turn right into the dirt road. On the south side of Hwy 22 there is a Truman Road sign. The cemetery is located on the right side about a mile down the dirt road.
Surveyed by Pat Long.

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From: jalpal@snowhill.com (Patricia Long)

Betty, The Henry Co., Al county map has PP inside HC but only by problably a few hundred feet. This Co. Rd 22 winds in & out of Henry & Houston Cos.

Not a mile down the road from the PP cem. you're back in Houston Co. I looked at my notes of the cem. and there was no visible grave of Henry Parker but in Mrs. Scott's cemetery book, he is listed as buried there. I also had noted that the stone was broken for H. Parker. There's several more Parkers buried there with him.

I love this cemetery...it's a very pretty view as it sits on a little noll and you can see for a long way. I just wonder what it looked like back in the 1800's. Of course, the land is cleared now for farming. There is a hot fence around the cemetery so the cattle can't get into it. Pretty soon there will probably be nothing left there of the tombstones as most are broken...graves are caving in. That is why I wanted to survey it & put it on the internet as it has deteroiated since Mrs. Scott surveyed it long ago.
Patricia Long, Dothan, Al


Betty,

Does the name Miles H. Parker (Mar. 23,1835 - June 7, 1919) ring a bell or William Henry Parker, Feb. 7, 1811 - Sep. 28, 1894.

I went to a very old cemetery in Houston Co. Ala almost in Henry Co. I have a step g grandfather buried there that I put a CSA headstone on. Anyway this old cemetery is called Old Pleasant Plains Cem. It has a lot of Parkers in it. The old Cem. is in bad condition, most of the headstones are broken or knocked over. It is very hard to find.

Keith Williamson