Holly Pond Cemetery
Holly Pond, Cullman County, Alabama
Lat: 34° 10' 56"N, Lon: 86° 37' 31"W
T10S R1W Sec 10
Contact: Dan J. Scott
P. O. Box 28, Holly Pond, AL 35083
Contributed by Dan Scott, May 22, 2008, last edited Jun 26, 2008
Total records = 1,781.
The cemetery is one-half mile northwest of the high school on county
road 1669 in the town of Holly Pond, Alabama.
Prior to this time the community burials were in the Baptist
Churchyard, Pine Grove Cemetery to the south and New Hope Cemetery
to the north of town. The original one acre of land was purchased
and deeded jointly to the Methodist and Baptist Churches at Holly
Pond. Adjoining property was sold in lots by Mr. Oscar Taylor
and Mr. Herman Keeton. The Holly Pond Home Demonstration Club
accepted the cemetery maintenance as its main project in January,
1949. The ladies hired a caretaker and purchased a mower. In 1953,
the Demonstration Club purchased an additional five acres to add
to the cemetery. In 1975, sufficient funds were raised to build
a chapel. The Holly Pond Home Demonstration Club is now the Holly
Pond Homemakers’ Club. Through the years, the Club has collected
donations, held chicken suppers, bake sales, yard sales, and made
quilts to maintain the cemetery.
This it a community cemetery owned and maintained by the Holly
Pond Cemetery, Inc, a tax-exempt non-profit organization. The
annual Decoration Day for the cemetery is held on the first weekend
of May. Two collection stations are established to allow families
to donate to the care and maintain. The community exhibits much
pride in the maintenance of the cemetery and chapel.
There are approximately 1800 burials in the cemetery, with 30
to 35 added annually. From previous transcriptions, a new reading
was taken in 2003. Corrections and additions were made to the
list, and modifications are made year by year. About 30 to 50
burials are not identified and an effort is being made to identify
the names and locations of all burials in the cemetery.
This transcription is complete up to May of 2008.
- Dan Scott
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