Crockett Cemetery was founded here about 1880. In 1987, the families of Old Johnsonville erected the monument listing the family names of those buried here. There are two known family plots, those of the Lee and Elvington families.
There are thought to be about 140 graves in the cemetery. They range in date from 1880 to 1974. Less than half of the graves are marked.
Several grave markers in Crockett Cemetery are adorned with significant examples of later nineteenth and early twentieth century decorative carving.
Erected by Tennessee State Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 36° 3.421′ N, 87° 57.827′ W. Marker is in New Johnsonville, Tennessee, in Humphreys County. Marker can be reached from Old Johnsonville Road near Museum Road
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Johnsonville Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Building the Upper Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town of Johnsonville (approx. ¼ mile away); Johnsonville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Garrison Troops (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nashville and Northwestern Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); United States Colored Troops at Johnsonville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Johnsonville (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Johnsonville.
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