Established in the 1830s, the city cemetery, just south of the square and across the tracks, is one of the oldest resting places in the metro area. It includes ancestors of prominent families, but particularly notable is the "Old Slave Lot"; many other antebellum cemeteries in the South were entirely segregated. A plantation matron donated 20 acres for the adjacent confederate cemetery during the Civil War. Now it's the largest Confederate cemetery south of Richmond, Va. The nearby Confederate Cemetery was built so 3,000 Rebels wouldn't have to be buried next to any damn Yankees.