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.
GPS Coordinates: 36.3253, -82.2464
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #10339
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