Cedar Grove Highland Cemetery

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Cedar Grove Highland Cemetery

Location
Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee, USA
Memorials 49 added (53% photographed)

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In Elizabethton. On Southside Rd. about .45 mi. from Gap Creek Rd. on the right hand side of the road. The cemetery is surrounded by a fence and has a Tennessee historical Marker at the entrance. The Historical marker states that this cemetery was first used in the beginning of the 19th century as a slave graveyard - the soil was so rocky that dynamite was often used to clear the rock for a grave. The historical marker also states that Carter County's last slave - "Aunt Jo" Taylor is also buried here. Josephine Taylor was the slave of Nat Taylor - the father of Bob and Alf Taylor - both governors of Tennessee.
There are very many unmarked graves, and many more marked only with rough stone markers. The few graves with headstones are scattered in no particular order.

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GPS Coordinates: 36.3253, -82.2464

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #10339