Calhoun County, Alabama

Crook Family Cemetery acknowledged for its
Historical Significance

Crook Cemetery Recognized

The Crook Cemetery in Ohatchee is added to the Alabama Historical Cemetery Registry on November 12, 2008. The Historical Marker was set in place on May 7, 2009. Mr. Dan Howard and Mr. Junior Wallace gave the Calhoun County Commission a framed picture of the marker for display in the Administration Building. The frame was made from a cedar tree at the cemetery that was toppled over during a storm.

Text from the Crook Historical Marker

James Crook established this cemetery in 1837 on land he purchased from Creek Indians. In 1837, he and his family moved to this area from South Carolina. In Nov. 1837, Samuel M. Crook, grandson of James Crook, was the first person buried here. Although Crook Cemetery was established as a family burying ground, it was later opened for community burials. In the mid-1900s, W.L. McCullars donated additional land for the cemetery. State officials acknowledged the historical significance of Crook Cemetery by adding it to the Alabama Historical Cemetery Register on Nov. 12, 2008

Crook Cemetery is located on Highway 144 approximately one and a quarter miles west of US Highway 431 on the left.

Howard and Wallace
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