Historic Cemetery Tour

“Forgotten Places,
Living Traditions”

The Rutherford County Cemetery Survey Project


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Driving Tour

This driving brochure highlights some of the most significant cemeteries in Rutherford County, Tennessee. For a complete listing of Rutherford County cemeteries or more information about this project, please visit the Archives Projects page.

While visiting each cemetery it is important to maintain respect for the property owners, the burials, headstones, and cemetery grounds. Please do not leave any trash behind or do anything that might harm the headstones. It is important to be cautious in the cemeteries as well. The headstones are very heavy and can fall over. Please do not try to move any stones. Also if you are visiting the cemeteries in the warmer months, be sure to check for yourself ticks and be mindful of snakes. We also ask that you don’t use untested methods to make the headstones more readable. This includes chalking the writing, using shaving cream, or making rubbings. These can damage the stone and introduce microbes that can eat away at the stones. Please do not try to clean the stones with any soaps or detergents as this will damage the stones as well. If you are interested in how you can restore and preserve a cemetery please contact The Center for Historic Preservation or The Rutherford County Archives.


A Special Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors

Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, Rutherford County Historical Society, Rutherford County Archives, Rutherford County OIT/GIS, and Bradley Academy Museum & Cultural Center



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