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Campbell Cemetery

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City/County/Congressional District: , Randolph County (District 1 )
Location Class: Cemetery
Year Built: 1840s
Historic Designation: National Register of Historic Places 2005
Status: Endangered

Campbell Cemetery, located in Randolph County, is part of an area historically known as “The Point”.  The Point was the site of the first court for the original Lawrence County held in 1815.  Campbell Cemetery dates to the early 1800s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The cemetery is unique due to its raised limestone graves.  It is also named for James Campbell, the first county judge and sheriff of Lawrence County.  The limestone blocks that were used for the above ground graves were mined locally at a mine operated by slave labor until the Civil War.

Campbell Cemetery is located in a pasture but has no protection from wandering cattle.  Additionally, the graves and markers have experienced damage through the years and are in serious need of restoration work.  Adequate fencing and restoration work would help to preserve this significant site for future generations of Randolph County residents.