Cobb Cemetery

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Cobb Cemetery

Grainger County, Tennessee, USA
Memorials 27 added (11% photographed)

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Established in the 1790's, Cobb Cemetery was originally a large public cemetery, located south of old Bean's Station. It appears that burials in Cobb Cemetery ceased by the early 1900's. When TVA surveyed the cemetery in 1941 prior to the creation of Cherokee Lake, they found 155 graves, and determined that all were located below water level of the future lake. All the graves were removed by TVA, mostly to relocated Cobb Cemetery, which was located just above the original site about 200 feet. Only 36 graves were identified, mainly belonging to the Blair, Cobb, and related families; eleven of the identified graves were moved to other nearby cemeteries at the request of the nearest relative.

As TVA built no new access road to the relocated cemetery, Cobb Cemetery now sits abandoned and overgrown in a heavily wooded area at the edge of Cherokee Lake. The cemetery is only accessible by boat or by foot, which requires a mile's hike through the woods. Amidst the undergrowth and fallen trees, a few tombstones and many rusty funeral home markers can still be seen, but they are now almost impossible to read.


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GPS Coordinates: 36.3189, -83.3644

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #10643