Buchanan Station Cemetery
No original records Survive för this burial ground of the Buchanan family and friends. Early interments likely include Samuel Buchanan, evidently killed by Indians outside the station walls in 1786, and John Buchanan, Sr., killed inside the station the following year.
"[The cemetery] is in a dilapidated condition…you have to get about in a Stooped position and pull away the branches to get a glimpse of the few Stones Standing, which, by the way, all face the north...."
Will T. Hale, 1900
During an archaeological survey completed in 2012, 67 graves were identified.
John Buchanan • Sarah Ridley Buchanan • Elizabeth Ridley • George Buchanan • Jane Buchanan Haynes • Alexander Buchanan • Robert Porter McFarland • Winifred Loyd McFarland* • McFarland infants (2 stones) • W. Atkins • unknown Buchanan (stone broken) • Martha Buchanan • Buchanan infants (3 stones) • T.H. Williams • M.D.
Other family and friends probably buried here:
Samuel Buchanan, brother • Margaret Kennedy Buchanan, first wife • Jane
*Re-interred at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1786.
Location. 36° 8.757′ N, 86° 42.787′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Massman Drive, 0.2 miles north of Elm Hill Pike, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 740 Massman Dr, Nashville TN 37210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buchanan’s Station Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Buchanan’s Station (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Buchanan's Station (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brewery at Mill Creek (about 600 feet away); Greenwood Park (approx. half a mile away); George Woods (approx. 0.6 miles away); Caroline Meriwether Goodlett (approx. 1.2 miles away); William Nelson Rector Beall (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.