More than 200 years of history will come alive for the annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll.
Costumed volunteers will share the stories of over 65 notables, both famous and infamous,
who shaped the future of Huntsville and Alabama. Included are five Alabama Governors,
soldiers from past wars, artist, poet and writer Maria Howard Weeden, the notorius madam,
Molly Teal and Tallulah Bankhead visiting her parent's graves.
Maple Hill was deeded to the city in 1822 and is one the largest cemeteries in Alabama,
with almost 80,000 people buried within its grounds. The history of Maple Hill is
also the history of the southeast during America's southern and westward expansion.
Governors, bricklayers, paupers, the famous and the infamous are all buried within its borders.
Years of damage from pollution, vandalism and neglect necessitated the need
for an organization that helps ensure the preservation of this historical landmark.
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