Shown are pictures of the monument that marks the grave of Mattie O. Blunt Keith (1858-1886). This is just one of many beautiful monuments that you will find among the ancient oaks and magnolias that are draped in Spanish moss in Selma’s Old Live Oak Cemetery. This cemetery also contains the graves of many prominent Selmians, like Confederate Gen. Edmund W. Pettus, Vice President William Rufus King, who founded the city, and famous artist Clara Weaver Parrish.
Old Live Oak Cemetery is included in Selma’s “Old Town Historic District” that’s listed on the National Historic Register. It is located beside Dallas Avenue approximately 0.7 mile west of downtown Selma. (GPS coordinates: 32.405346,-87.0313). Tour maps of the cemetery are available at the Selma Welcome Center located at downtown Selma on Broad Street.