Garner Cemetery #1
Garner Cemetery (we'll call this one #1) is off of Sample Road in between Sommerville and Hartselle, AL. Navigate east on hwy 36 from Hartselle to Gum Springs Road. Take a left (or a sharp turn to the left) on Sample Road. It is on the left at a curve in the road.
There was a transcription of all the cemeteries in Morgan County, Alabama done in late 1981 by two ladies. According to that book, there were approximately 55 graves marked with fieldstone, brick or blocks without names or dates.
I was able to find a total of 61 including marked and unmarked graves and many of which were entered after the initial visit was done in 1981.
I have an incomplete list of graves from that book and will transcribe it here soon.
While I was here, an older woman came up to me, who owns all the surrounding land and told me that this was a "Black" cemetery and that no family comes to maintain it. She occasionally has her farm laborers come and do some picking up and mowing but only once in a while.
She told me that I should go to another Garner Cemetery over by her home on Corder Road. She said it's older and a white cemetery, as well said it's not been maintained at all. It is also on her land. So after I finished here, I went on a kinda scary adventure.....