2nd Edition of City Cemetery Book
now available online for download!
To learn more about the history of the characters portrayed in the Living History Tour, visit the City Cemetery, click Living History 2017
For Living History 2017 Program, CLICK HERE and for YouTube video of the tour, CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE for e-newsletter about Living History Tour and HERE for the Fall 2017 Newsletter.
To Meet Nashville Chew Crew – CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE to see the 86 replacement markers either already in place or readying to be in place.
GPS Map available for veterans interred in the cemetery – CLICK HERE
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
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..
Tour 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
< 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
|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.