|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Located on the southeast side of Woodlawn Road about 0.3 mile south of its juncture with Highway 19, about 8 mi. NW of Brownsville.
Note: At the front of the church, near its steps is a shaft style monument inscribed to the memory of Reverend Harden Smith (1835-1929) who organized this congregation in 1866 and was its pastor for 56 years.
From WPA cemetery survey (1939): Name: Woodlawn Baptist Graveyard (Colored), Location: 8 miles N.W. of Brownsville off Brownsville-Ripley highway, Established 60 years (ca. 1880) ago by Woodlawn Church; in use 2500 graves; 6 Acres; poorly kept (currently well maintained)
Source: Obituaries and “Tombstone Inscriptions From Black Cemeteries In Haywood County, Tennessee,” by J. K. T. Smith, 1998 (Used with permission). Update from C. Swift 29 Jul 2007.