|Direction: (South of Cumberland River), Dickens Cemetery Maggart Road, Smith County, Tennessee.|
Section 800 Forks of the River
Maggart road turns off Hwy 70N about half mile west of the turnoff you see on the map for Hwy 53 going North to Granville, Jackson County, Tennessee, about 7 miles away. Dickens Cemetery is easy to find as it is about the only thing in Maggart. Located north of Chestnut Mound about 4 miles on Maggart road at the intersection with Albert Roberts Rd.
The town of Maggart was named after a number of families who lived there
The Maggart family began to vanish in the 1970's
Now not much more than a skinny gravel road marks the spot of the town
Much of the town was flooded by Cordell Hull Lake
The town now consists of an old cemetery and a Methodist Church
An empty bait shop called the Crooked Worm, trailers, and lounging dogs mark the old town place
The area now has a population of 20 or so.