Montgomery's Lincoln Cemetery Sees Improvements, Volunteers Recognized
Two years ago, the Lincoln Cemetery Rehabilitation Authority started cleaning up the historic Lincoln Cemetery on Harrison Road.
This month, the members were honored by the Alabama Historical Commission for their commitment and hard work which has transformed the cemetery.
Just a few years ago the cemetery was overgrown and abandoned with bones left exposed. Since then, volunteers have been working hard to clean up and bring history back to life.
Lincoln Cemetery opened in 1906 as a cemetery for African-Americans, one of them was Butler Browder's mother.
The Alabama Historical Commission awarded the Rehabilitation Authority a grant that they say they will use to purchase ground penetrating radar. The radar will allow them to locate the graves with and without markers, so they can determine the boundaries of the cemetery.