The oldest public cemetery in Fayetteville, containing over 1,100 grave markers is the burial ground of many of the early settlers and locally significant persons in Fayetteville's history. The first Confederate Monument in North Carolina stands in the military area within the grounds which was erected in 1868. The money to build the monument was raised by local women that sold shares to make a quilt. The quilt was sold for $300, enough to create the monument. The quilt was eventually given to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.