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Mt. Paran Campground and Cemetery Collection

Identifier: MC-116
Photographs, correspondence, and various legal documents and papers regarding the cemetery.


  • 1966 - 2002


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box.)

Biographical / Historical

A 3.77-acre cemetery with around 400 gravesites (135 with markers), Mount Paran Cemetery is the final resting place of Revolutionary War veterans, pioneers, and other Americans in a wide variety of professions. Mount Paran is one of the earliest known Cumberland Presbyterian campgrounds in Madison county, and its oldest surviving gravestone is dated 1826.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dudley Burwell, 2018.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.
Megan Sullivan
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America