Camp Forrest Cemetery

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Camp Forrest Cemetery

Also known as Citizens Cemetery

Location
Coffee County, Tennessee, USA
Memorials 574 added (11% photographed)

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Citizens Cemetery - (Community Marker) This land began to be used as a cemetery for the Black community in the 1870's but the State of Tennessee took the land as part of the area became Camp Peay, a World War I training base. In 1940 the US Government took the land which became part of Camp Forrest, a World War II training base and burials ceased. The cemetery includes a score of persons who were refugees from the Great Flood of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers of 1937 who were relocated to Camp Peay. The cemetery was later abandoned and was heavily vandalized. In 1995 concerned citizens including Tommy Allen (and his 8th Grade class at Tullahoma East Middle School) and Tennyson Holmes (and many others) helped to save what little was left and reconstruct a record of what was gone.

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GPS Coordinates: 35.3656, -86.1842

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #10088