Castalian Springs in Sumner County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
A Pioneer Cemetery
This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Sumner County. Typical of the early cemeteries of the area, pioneers, known and unknown, are buried here in boxed vaults, and in graves marked by engraved headstones and by simple field stones.
The Jeremiah Belote family purchased the site of Bledsoe's Fort in 1807 and the cemetery became the burial place for this family. It is known today as Belote's cemetery.
The large obelisk monument at the southeast corner of the cemetery known as Bledsoe's monument was placed there by descendants of Anthony and Isaac Bledsoe in 1905. Anthony was killed by Indians at Bledsoe's Fort in 1788 and his brother, Isaac, was killed just west of the fort in 1793.
You are invited to walk its paths and share its past, respectfully.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1788.
Location. 36° 23.913′ N, 86° 19.154′ W. Marker is in Castalian Springs, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker can be reached Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2901 Hartsville Pike, Castalian Springs TN 37031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bledsoe's Lick (within shouting distance of this marker); Bledsoe Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel Parker, Hunter and Explorer (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Unsettled and Dangerous Years (about 500 feet away); Capt. Horace Lawson Hunley (about 500 feet away); A Typical Settler's Cabin (about 500 feet away); The Nathaniel Parker Log Cabin (about 500 feet away); Hugh Rogan (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castalian Springs.
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