Settlement of Dayton began in the early 19th century, with a town survey done and a “public well” established in 1832. The post office was established in 1837. The town was incorporated on January 13, 1844. The old Dayton cemetery contains graves of some of the earliest settlers of the area. The cemetery is noteworthy for its elaborately carved Victorian Gothic monuments. Also located in the cemetery is the Catlin monument, constructed with two tall marble columns, which is the tallest memorial in the county.
This cemetery is located just off Highway 25 on the south side of Dayton in Marengo County (32.344373, -87.637462 – Google Maps).
Sources: 1) Alabama Tapestry of Alabama Historic Places, published by the Alabama Historical Commission; 2) wikipedia.org/Dayton_Alabama.
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