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Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cemetery Lodge

 
 
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By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
1. Cemetery Lodge Marker
Inscription.  This 1877 house served as office and quarters for the cemetery keeper until 1931. The design of the building is Second Empire (French), from the reign of Napoleon III (1852-1870). This architectural style is characterized by gables and a roof consisting of two slopes on all sides.

The addition of a kitchen with porch in 1936 is only alteration.

Today, this structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as park staff quarters. It is not open to the public.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 36° 29.273′ N, 87° 50.82′ W. Marker is in Dover, Tennessee, in Stewart County. Marker is on Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling north. Located at stop 11, the National Cemetery, on the driving tour of Fort Donelson National Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover TN 37058, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hallowed Ground (a few steps from this marker); Freedmen's Camp (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brandon-Sykes Showboat House (approx.
Cemetery Lodge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 4, 2010
2. Cemetery Lodge
0.2 miles away); The Battle of Dover/Confederate Mass Grave (approx. ¼ mile away); The Stewart County Iron Industry (approx. 0.4 miles away); History of the Stewart County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dover Under Fire (approx. 0.4 miles away); Surrender House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Donelson. National Park Service site. (Submitted on December 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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