Memorial Day Dash 2017
May 29, 2017 – 7:30 a.m.
application available - CLICK HERE
Nashville City Cemetery
Dedication of Replacement Tombstones
Elias & Mary Polk and Matilda Polk
For event program, CLICK HERE
For TENNESSEAN article, CLICK HERE
The February 2017 e-newsletter is available by clicking here
Images by John Cross of the 2016 Living History Tour are available by clicking here
Preservationist's Project – Penitentiary Markers – CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE for John Hill's information from Living History Tour 2016
To schedule an event at the City Cemetery
CLICK HERE for
Metro Historical Commission application
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
Looking for your ancestor at City Cemetery?
CLICK HERE for a helpful Tutorial about how to use the features of this website
CLICK HERE for PDF of scan codes to download the NEW APP for the City Cemetery.
New GPS Map available for veterans interred in the cemetery – CLICK HERE
New tour brochures and new interpretive signage are now on-site. We encourage you to use these resources for self-guided tours.
To contact the Association to request a
group tour CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE to see
the index of tombstones by ID Number and Section
< Arboretum Brochure about City Cemetery Available
|Opened 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.