Gaze at Gravesites at City Cemetery Nashville City Cemetery
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Gaze at Gravesites at City Cemetery Nashville City Cemetery
Gaze at Gravesites at City Cemetery
Free  .  Today, 4:00a - 8:00p

Gaze at Gravesites at City Cemetery

Free  .  Today, 4:00a - 8:00p

Opened in 1822, the City Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Nashville.

By Kelly Thomas
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Nashville City Cemetery is the resting spot of approximately 22,000 deceased. Some of Nashville's most prominent public figures are buried here, such as the founder of the city, James Robertson, 22 former mayors, four Confederate generals and the man who coined the name Old Glory in 1831, William Driver. There's even a Revolutionary War solider's grave found inside the gates, Lt. Lipscomb Norvell. Additionally, 6,000 of the 22,000 gravesites are of African Americans, including Elias Polk and Matilda Polk, two slaves who belonged to President James K. Polk.

The City Cemetery is open daily to the public from dawn to dusk.

Nashville City Cemetery
1001 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
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Tuesday 4:00a - 8:00p
Wednesday 4:00a - 8:00p
Thursday 4:00a - 8:00p
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