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The City of Birmingham, Alabama purchased 21.5 acres for $1,073.50 in 1873 for a city cemetery—known as Oak Hill Cemetery. Many complained the site was too far from town, but Birmingham’s city center quickly expanded to the southern border of the cemetery. Birmingham came into existence through the creation of the Elyton Land Company, and of the ten original owners whose land made up the city, nine are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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