Apr 102015

Did you know there’s a cemetery at University Dr. and Research Park Boulevard? It even has a name. It’s called East Cemetery. I noticed a headstone or two sitting in traffic one day, and assumed no more than a few graves were there. Actually dozens rest here.


There are several acres. It’s deceptively large.


Here is a couple who’s been here almost exactly 100 years.


Here is a World War I veteran who lived to see the end of World War II.


I figured most folks would have been here a good while, but here is someone who was buried as recently as 2009.


It was an intriguing and reflective stop ahead of meeting Melanie for lunch today.


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  4 Responses to “The cemetery in front of Burlington Coat Factory”

  1. Yes, I wonder about that place every time I am over there. I have often wondered if there was a geocache there to draw people in and reflect on those resting there.

    • Oh, wow, it’s premium geocaching territory. I bet the cemetery has more than one.

      It’s a pleasingly disarming little place.

  2. Thanks for sharing photos! I have been wanting to look around there. It’s fun to think about what that area would have looked like 100 years ago!

    • My dad told me that right after my parents married and they were living in Athens and he was working in Huntsville, he’d come in on 72 and the first traffic light was at…


      Not 100 years ago, but almost 50!

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