Harpersville Garden of Memories

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Harpersville Garden of Memories is a roadside cemetery located on Alabama Highway 25 in the present city of Harpersville in Shelby County. The cemetery contains well over 1,000 graves, including those of the first settlers of Big Springs in the first decade of the 19th century. On September 17, 2006 the roadside cemetery became one of 40 cemeteries on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage, the 6th in Shelby County.

A tornado hit the cemetery on January 24, 1964, destroying many of its older markers and monuments.

Notable burials


  • McAlister, Laura (September 14, 2006) "Cemetery's historic designation an opportunity to recall the past." The Birmingham News