The history of Scottsboro can be felt walking through Cedar Hill Cemetery, a special place where loved ones are laid to rest. According to the Scottsboro Depot Museum, Charlotte Scott Skelton, the daughter of the city’s founder, Robert T. Scott Sr., gave the land for the cemetery around 1876.

It was in 1908 when Evie Robinson suggested naming the city cemetery Cedar Hill.

Yes indeed, a lot of history resides in Cedar Hill Cemetery. There are also a lot of someone’s loved ones. That’s why kudos must be given to Scottsboro Robin Shelton, who made a promise to make the cemetery more user friendly.

A person coming to Cedar Hill Cemetery for the first time could have a hard time finding a certain grave. That’s been made a little easier now with signs, a map and sectional divisions.

The map is near the Cedar Hill entrance that helps explain where the divisions are. There are also 10 roadways marked with a name and 22 divisions marked, too.

In the south, we take taking care of our loved ones in their final resting place serious. Cemeteries are an important part of life.  The city’s cemetery has always been a special place with its own department working each day. That department, led by Benny Bell, does a great job.

Now, the cemetery is only better, and that’s a good thing. 

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