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The Nashville City Cemetery Association, Inc. is a membership organization that works to protect, preserve, restore and raise public awareness of the Nashville City Cemetery in collaboration with the Historical Commission of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.

African American Walking Tour at City Cemetery

1001 4th Avenue South 37210.
Saturday, June 8th at 10 o’clock

One Hour. FREE. Parking on cemetery grounds.

Take a Tour and find out about African Americans who lived in downtown Nashville before the Civil War. Some were enslaved people and some were free of color. Hear about: a man who served under Andrew Jackson in three wars, a prominent barber, the first Baptist preacher and his family, a remarkable doctor, a successful laundress who bought her son out of slavery, a man who served President James K. Polk in Washington and many others.


Save the Date

20th Anniversary Living History Tour at the Nashville City Cemetery

Saturday, October 12, 2019


2nd Edition of City Cemetery Book
now available online for download!


85 tombstones now have replacement markers


To learn more about the history of the characters portrayed in the 2017 Living History Tour, visit the City Cemetery, click Living History 2017

Fall Newsletter 2017

CLICK HERE for e-newsletter about Living History Tour and HERE for the Fall 2017 Newsletter.

Nashville Chew Crew Logo

To Meet Nashville Chew Crew – CLICK HERE


GPS Map available for veterans interred in the cemetery – CLICK HERE

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Looking for your ancestor at City Cemetery?
CLICK HERE for a helpful Tutorial about how to use the features of this website


Nashville City Cemetery
Dedication of Replacement Tombstones
for
Salley and London Acklen
For press release, CLICK HERE
For Program, CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE for pastor's dedication and
HERE for Belmont Mansion Director's remarks..


Historical Commission Tour BrochureTour brochures and interpretive signage are now on-site. We encourage you to use these resources for self-guided tours.


 

 

 

Cemetery Deed Information on Metro Archives
website CLICK HERE


To contact the Association to request a
group tour CLICK HERE


To schedule an event at the City Cemetery
CLICK HERE for
Metro Historical Commission application

Aboretum Brochure < Arboretum Brochure about City Cemetery Available



Map of Parking when visiting the
Cemetery - CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for suggestions from the
Metro Historical Commission
before you make a visit to Nashville City Cemetery and CLICK HERE for helpful parking suggestions


The Nashville City Cemetery is open for public visitation from Dawn to Dusk. Please call the phone number on the front entrance sign if the gate is locked between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
dogwoodsOpened in 1822, the City Cemetery is the oldest continuously operated public cemetery in Nashville.

A walk through the cemetery is truly a walk through Nashville's history. The gravestones tell the stories of individuals and families from the 1820s to the present day.


In response to the disrepair, vandalism, and neglect over many decades, former Mayor Bill Purcell and the Metro Council approved the Mayor's Capital Budget request for a $3M project to restore the City Cemetery. The Restoration, including conserved tombstones and monuments as well as new street signs, lighting, paved walkways & roadways and interpretive signage will be completed in the fall of 2009. Many exciting and noticeable improvements are in progress. You can join the Nashville City Cemetery Association in continuing to help to preserve this fragile historic site by becoming a member, attending our tours and events, volunteering, and/or making donations. We are always interested in hearing from descendants of those buried there.

Nashville City Cemetery is located at 1001 Fourth Avenue South, at the corner of Fourth Avenue South and Oak Street. Click here for map.

Nashville City Cemetery, under the supervision of the Metro Historical Commission, is open daily for public visitation from Dawn to Dusk. Please call the phone number on the front entrance sign if the gate is locked between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The Nashville City Cemetery Association is pleased to be partnering with  the Community Foundation's GivingMatters website.  Click here to see the listing.

The Second Edition Nashville City Cemetery book is still available in PDF format.
Learn about the history of the cemetery and promote awareness through your download.

The Nashville City Cemetery Association, Inc..
P.O. Box 150733
Nashville, TN 37215
© 2017 - Nashville City Cemetery Association

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