Elmwood Cemetery

Jefferson County, Alabama

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Additional Cemetery Info...

Also known as Elm Leaf Cemetery

600 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Birmingham, Alabama, 35211 USA
Coordinates: 33.48696, -86.84452
Phone: 205-251-3114

Elmwood Cemetery was established before 1900 by a group of fraternal organizations. Reputedly, a number of wealthy Birmingham residents did not like that Oak Hill cemetery was not segregated, and they decided to create a new cemetery that would be whites only. Originally it was named Elm Leaf Cemetery, for the shape that the first few blocks take on a map. More and more space was purchased as the cemetery grew, and it was taken over by a real estate company and renamed to Elmwood Cemetery in 1906. It became the unofficial city cemetery about 1910, and it became the more popular place for Birmingham residents to be buried.

The first recorded burial was of a little girl named Annie Cleveland in late October of 1900. No records have been found as to who her parents were, or how she died. Her grave is on the corner of what is now called Block 11, but which was apparently where early burials at Elmwood happened prior to the leaf shaped blocks being established. No map exists of the burials in this block, but there are many records of burials with now-meaningless lot and section numbers in block 11. Many of the burials in this block are unmarked, or are marked by stones that are badly worn, broken, or very small and simple. As it is impossible to determine where most burials are in this area, no modern burials take place there.

In 1900 Elmwood consisted of 40 acres of burial grounds. The cemetery added 40 more acres in 1904, 80 more acres in 1909, 80 more acres in 1910, 43 acres in 1924, and reached 286 acres with the addition of blocks 22-30 by 1928. The blocks were originally split by carriage paths, which were later paved, or in some cases, allowed to return to a natural grassy condition.

In the 1930s Mexican sculptor Dionicio RodrĂ­guez contributed several cast-in-place concrete sculptural elements, including a mushroom-shaped "Natural Beach Umbrella", "A Rustic Bench" in the form of a fallen tree trunk, a Chinese-style lantern, and a walking bridge.

Elmwood was integrated in 1970 after Vietnam War soldier Bill Terry Jr's family won a federal lawsuit barring the owners from discriminating based on race.

Elmwood now covers 412 acres, many of which have not yet begun to be used.

This cemetery will disclose plot information over the phone to non-relatives, but not more than two at a time, assuming someone is available to do the research. For a $20 charge, you can, at the discretion and availability of the staff, get up to ten lot locations.

Most developed Blocks of this cemetery contain 300-500 lots, and there are more than 50 such Blocks. Most Blocks are not rectangular, lot numbers are not consistently and predictably arranged, and there are limited or no lot markings on the ground for the searcher to refer to.

If you request a photo for a grave in this cemetery, you should call Elmwood's office ((205)251-3114) to find out the Block AND the Lot numbers. Either number alone is meaningless. If the memorial is in block 9, 12, or 15, be sure to ask for the section also, as these blocks are subdivided into sections and the same lot numbers are used in every section. The cemetery office is open on weekdays until 4:30 p.m. CST and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Name Cemetery County Updated
*BABYLAND SIGN, Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
*MEMORIAL SIGN, Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
ADAMS, James Robert Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 13:29:32
ADAMS, Kate C Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
ADAMS BURK, Kathleen Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
ADAMS HORN, Roberta Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
ADAMS MEADOW, Evelyn Blue Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 13:40:39
ALEXANDER, JR, George W Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 13:42:36
ANDERSON, Benjamin Paine Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
ANDERSON, Charles Frederick Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
ANDERSON, Florence Ruth Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 13:45:59
ANDERSON, Frank Yarbrough Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 13:49:16
ANDERSON, Fredrika Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
ANDERSON, Kate Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
ANDERSON, Kathleen Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 13:53:17
ANDERSON, Kathleen Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
ANDERSON, Lilla Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
ANDERSON, Lucy Winston Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 14:52:29
ANDERSON, Pelham Hansard Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 14:53:59
ANDERSON, Virginia Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
ANDERSON, JR, Frank Yarbrough Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 14:59:32
ANDERSON, JR, Pelham Hansard Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
BARNES, Mary Alien Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
BARNETT, Infant Daughter Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 15:01:19
BETTS LEWIS, Fredricka Eleanor Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 18:32:43
BLAIR, Una V Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 15:02:14
BROOKS, Annie M Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
BRUMBACH, Katherine Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
BRYAN, Fannie Ruth Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 15:04:30
BRYANT, Henry Vincent Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
BURK, Kathleen Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
CASSIDY, Nellie Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
CASSIDY, Percy Maxwell Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
CASSIDY (VETERAN), Robert Maxwell Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 15:13:41
CHAMBERS, Lloyd M Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
CROZIER, William Edward Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
DAVENPORT ANDERSON, Lilla Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
DAVIS, Edna Earl Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
DODSON, JR, Goodlette Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 15:20:52
DRAPER MORAN, Emmie Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
DUPREE, Freda Annette Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
ELLIS, Bennie Marie Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 15:25:29
ELMORE, Charlotte Mae Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
FERGUSON, Anne Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 15:28:30
FERGUSON (VETERAN WWI), Burr Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
FERGUSON ANDERSON, Fredrika Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
GOODE, Katie Carolyn Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
GRYDER, Velma Lucille Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
HAMMIL, Charlotte Dubois Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 15:32:09
HARBIN, Infant Daughter Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 15:33:37
HARTSFIELD ANDERSON, Florence Ruth Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 13:46:19
HINES, Betty Frances Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
HORN, Roberta Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
HORN (VETERAN WWI), Joseph Willett "Joe" Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 15:36:19
HURT MOSS, Lena Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 18:33:42
HUST, Baby Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 15:37:08
JORDAN, Paul Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
KELLAN, Barbara Hart Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 15:34:58
KILPATRICK, JR, L C Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
KRANSBERGER, Joseph Patrick Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
LAMBETH, Ed Clay Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
LEEDY ANDERSON, Kate Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
LEWIS, Annie Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
LEWIS, David Edgar Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 16:36:07
LEWIS, Fredricka Eleanor Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 16:37:33
LEWIS, Henry P Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 16:38:36
LEWIS, John Francis Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 16:40:01
LEWIS, Nellie B Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
LEWIS, Reba Eleanor Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
LEWIS, William G Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
LEWIS FERGUSON, Anne Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 15:29:05
LEWIS MCNULTY, Hattie Lorine Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 16:45:17
LEWIS TARRANT, Addell Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
LOWE, Leon Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
MADDOX, Joseph Malcolm Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
MARTINE, James Lewis Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
MASHBURN, Fred Ross Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
MAYNE, Ray Harrison Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 16:44:04
MCNULTY, Hattie Lorine Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 16:44:58
MEADOW, Bert Monroe Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
MEADOW, Evelyn Blue Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 13:40:59
MEEKS, Infant Daughter Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 16:46:18
METZLER, Infant Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 16:46:40
MOORE LEWIS, Annie Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
MORAN, Emmie Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
MORAN, Frederick M Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
MORAN, Mary Joy Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 16:52:23
MORAN, JR, Frederick M "Fred" Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 16:53:47
MORGAREIDGE (VETERAN UNION), Isaac (NEW) Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
MOSLEY, Hugo Alvin Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
MOSS, Lena Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 16:58:14
MOSS, Ralph H Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 16:58:40
MOSS (VETERAN WWII), Ralph H Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
MUNSELL, JR, Bill Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 17:05:03
MURPHY, Leon L Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
NORMAN, Margaret Anita Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
O'NEILL, Nell Mull Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 17:10:38
OTWELL, Sterling K Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
PAGE, Infant Son Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 18:42:44
PAINE ANDERSON, Lucy Winston Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 14:52:51
PATTILLO, Henry Branham Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
PELHAM, Earl C Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
PETRUZELLA, Angelina Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
QUIMBY, JR, Percy W Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
RADDALL CASSIDY, Nellie Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
REINHART, Carl S Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
RICHARDSON, JR, Julius E Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
RICHEY, N D Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 18:56:02
ROSS, Baby Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 18:56:36
SCOZZARO, Concetta Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
SHERROD, John Merideth Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 18:58:31
SMITH, Amy Leigh Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
SMITH, David Eric Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
SMITH, David Morris Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
STEWART, Miriam Lee Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
STOREY, JR, David Carlisle Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 19:10:17
STURGIS, Terry M Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
TARRANT, Addell Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
THACKER, Mary Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 19:13:56
THOMAS, Anna Belle Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
THOMPSON, Irene E Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
TIDWELL, Rose Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 19:19:54
TISEO, Dolores Jean Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
TUCKER, Melvin Lester Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
VAN HOOSE ANDERSON, Kathleen Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 14:52:58
WEAVER, Arthur M Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
WHITE MORAN, Mary Joy Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-20 18:32:57
WILSON, Jane Elizabeth Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
WIMBERLEY, Leslie W Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11
ZIMMERMAN, Anna Jean Elmwood Cemetery Jefferson 2022-12-19 22:57:11

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