Go east on Highway 99 for 2-1/4 miles. Turn north on Baker Road and go one mile. Turn north again on lane leading to the old Akin house. The cemetery is about 500 feet beyond the barn.
This is a very historic cemetery, but has been abandoned for many years. In 1987, it was reported that the high rock wall was falling and brush was covering most of the monuments.
There are no doubt many families who gave more than their share to the cause during the War Between the States, but probably none in Maury County who equaled what the Akin family gave. In the book Confederate Soldiers and Patriots of Maury County, Tennessee, pages 4-6, are listed -- William C. Akin, Marshall T. Akin, Henry Lawson Akin, and Robert T. Akin. Only Robert survived the war. The other three who died during the war are buried in this family cemetery. One other son, also buried here, died during the same period but was too young to have served in the army.
GPS Coordinates: 35.6531, -86.9861
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #8519
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