Arnold's Chapel Cemetery

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Arnold's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery is located off of Bluff Ridge Road in Bessemer and dates to the 1870's. The Arnold's Chapel Methodist Church's namesake, Reverend William Ezekiel Arnold (1804-1887), is buried in this cemetery. There are currently more than 250 marked graves and many unmarked graves. One of the oldest graves belongs to Edward McMeans, a preacher aged 76 at his death in 1879.

The land on which the church and cemetery stands was donated by Elye and Mary Harkness, who are also buried here.

The cemetery was expanded more recently due to a donation of land by K. V. Fowler, along with his wife, I. V.


  • "Arnold's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery" in The Heritage of Jefferson County, Alabama. Clanton: Heritage Publishing Consultants. ISBN 1891647547, p. 136