Cedar Grove Cemetery

Cedar Grove Cemetery (HMJ0R)

Location: Lebanon, TN 37087 Wilson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 11.52', W 86° 17.69'

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In 1846, the City of Lebanon purchased land for this public cemetery. Surveyed by Professor (later Lt. General, CSA) Alexander P. Stewart of Cumberland University, the first burial took place in 1849. Among the dignitaries resting here are William B. Campbell, Gov. of TN and Mexican War hero; Robert L. Caruthers, Gov. of TN and "Founder of Cumberland University;" General Robert H. Hatton, CSA; and Dixon L. Merritt, journalist and author of the limerick, "The Pelican." Buried here are a few Union veterans and more than 140 Confederate veterans, including James L. Barry (1847 -1947), Tennessee's last surviving Confederate soldier.
HM NumberHMJ0R
Marker Number3A 201
Placed ByTN Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 5:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 563401 N 4005474
Decimal Degrees36.19200000, -86.29483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 11.52', W 86° 17.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 11' 31.20" N, 86° 17' 41.40" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 610 S Cumberland St, Lebanon TN 37087, US
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