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Pulaski in Giles County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Graveyard

 
 
Old Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 24, 2014
1. Old Graveyard Marker
Inscription.  Site of the first graveyard in Pulaski. Used for interments from 1817 until 1888. The first pastor of the local Presbyterian Church is buried here along with ten former mayors and other prominent citizens of the time. In 1968 the abandoned graveyard was converted to this passive park and historical monument by the City of Pulaski and the U.S. Government.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3F 39.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
 
Location. 35° 11.55′ N, 87° 2.052′ W. Marker is in Pulaski, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker is at the intersection of South 1st Street (US 31/SR7) and West Cemetery Street on South 1st Street (US 31/SR7). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pulaski TN 38478, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joe R. McClure (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bridge (about 800 feet away);
Old Graveyard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 24, 2014
2. Old Graveyard
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Maplewood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Martin (1799-1870) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas McKissack Jones (approx. 0.3 miles away); Aaron V. Brown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Neill Smith Brown (approx. 0.3 miles away); General John Calvin Brown (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pulaski.
 
Old Graveyard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 24, 2014
3. Old Graveyard
Old Graveyard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 24, 2014
4. Old Graveyard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 7, 2022