Located in the SW quandrant of Houston, County, Alabama in Township 1 N, Range 26 E, Section 10. It is known to have been in existence since 1790 or before. More than 700 burials have been made in the cemetery. The cemetery has the only Revolutionary War Veteran, Joseph Watford (1742-1845) known to be buried in Houston County. There is also one Confederate Veteran. Big Creek is older than the state and county it is in yet it has moved less than 20 yards from its original location.
Big Creek has been claimed by Spain, Georgia, United States and Alabama. It was located in two Territories - Mississippi and Alabama. It has been in six counties: Washington, Conecuh, Henry, Dale, Geneva and Houston. It has been under the Dominion of seven flags: (1) The flag of the Creek Indians - Motto: "What we have - that we hold." (2) Spain - Desoto in 1513. (3) France - King Louis. (4) England - the Union Jack. (5) The Colonial 1st American Flag, the 13th State - 1798, 1804, 1819. (6) Flag of Alabama - 1819 - Henry County, Dale County, Geneva County, Houston County. (7)Stars & Bars of Alabama - 1865 Northern Aggression Overcome.
Newton, Ada Sept. 12, 1882 - Feb. 25, 1955 Dau. of John W. & "Pokie" (Cobb) Newton Row 3, Plot 10
Newton, Bobbie Jan. 3, 1887 - May 20, 1890 Dau. of John W. & Rebecca Pocahuntus "Pokie" (Cobb) Newton Row 4, Plot 12
Newton, Conn Oct. 7, 1860 - April 27, 1947 Gone But Not Forgotten Row 4, Plot 13
Newton, Hulday Virginia (Cobb) Oct. 7, 1860 - April 27, 1947 Farewell Husband, Children, And All From You, A Mother Christ Has Called. Wife of Conn Newton Dau. of Samuel E. & America A. Cobb Row 4, Plot 13
Infant Newton Infant of John & Virgie Ada (Windham) Newton Row 7, Plot 1