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Knox County Old Gray Cemetery
Ranked #42 of 208 things to do in Knoxville
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

Knoxville history literally at your feet. I suggest going in the daytime, except for the Halloween tours!

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Reviewed 4 February 2013

For the monument architecture and the unique landscape. Nothing there to help you understand what you're looking at, so look it up on Wikipedia on your smartphone when you're there. Lots of famous Knoxvillians rest here.

Thank Matt G
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

The history of the region is reflected in this cemetery. Many former politicans, settlers and leaders of industry and education are laid to rest in this place. The area is relatively flat and easy to navigate. There is a guide to the burial locations. Very interesting place.

Thank rockyKnoxville_Tn
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

My first visit was about a year ago as I was researching the first captain of the steamboat Knoxville, M. D. Bearden, who was buried here. Found his obelisk after some search.

I have found other steamboat captains buried here. Seems all accrued some money for fine markers. One was even a two-time mayor of Knoxville, Joseph Jacques!

Knoxville's past prominence has been forgotten by many. Here is a place to see the names of those who made Knoxville a most prominent city above early Atlanta, Nashville and Chattanooga.

Old Gray is on the National Register of Historic Places and has the website: http://www.oldgraycemetery.org

Thank Silentflier
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

This cemetery is the resting place of many of the founders of Knoxville. It is a beautiful cemetery that is loaded with history. At different times of the year school children do presentations in the cemetery, telling visitors about the city founders who are buried there. Immediately next to this cemetery is the Tennessee State Cemetery which honors military deceased. It is very moving to read the headstones and markers in this cemetery, also.

Thank drdavislaw
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