Harman Cemetery

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Harman Cemetery

Location
15051 Natchez Trace Dr.
Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorials 40 added (88% photographed)

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Harman Cemetery lies on the northwest (left) side of Natchez Trace Drive (TN-114) about 4½ miles north of Lexington. In the mid 1970s the cemetery was cleaned up, markers were repaired and remounted, and a wooden sign with a history of the cemetery was erected at the entrance. However, no provisions were made to maintain the cemetery. In 2002, the sign had fallen and was blocking the cemetery gate and the undergrowth in the cemetery made access very difficult. There are a couple of dozen unmarked and fieldstone-marked graves. One unmarked grave in 2002, seemed to be a post-1976 burial.

Jonathan K. T. Smith in his Tombstone Inscriptions from "Black Cemeteries in Henderson Co. TN", states that this was originally the family burial ground of John Harmon (sometimes spelled Harman) (1780-1851) and his white relatives and neighbors. The black section is evidently the adjoining wire-fenced area, on the north side of the cemetery, barren of tombstones. Some concrete blocks may mark graves. Death certificates indicate the names of at least two black are persons buried here.

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GPS Coordinates: 35.70511, -88.35786

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #12964