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Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Riverview Cemetery

 
 
Riverview Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, June 2, 2013
1. Riverview Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Men of all American wars are interred here on land once owned by Valentine Sevier (1747-1800), who was the first person buried here. Many pioneers and 19th century citizens, including Revolutionary War soldier Robert Nelson, are buried here. One plot contains the reinterred remains of 125 Confederate soldiers. Also buried here is artist Robert L. Newman.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 55.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 32.158′ N, 87° 21.968′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is on North Spring Street 0.2 miles south of North Riverside Drive (Tennessee Route 12), on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smith-Trahern Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steve Enloe Wylie
Riverview Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, June 2, 2013
2. Riverview Cemetery Entrance
(approx. ¼ mile away); Emerald Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town of Cumberland (approx. half a mile away); Tobacco Trade and the Rivers (approx. half a mile away); Surrender of Clarksville (approx. half a mile away); Freedmen's Camp and the USCT (approx. half a mile away); Life as a Garrisoned Union Soldier (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Grave markers of Valentine Sevier image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
3. Grave markers of Valentine Sevier
The nearby ragged wooden post is believed to be the original marker for Valentine's actual burial location; the granite gravestone and small 'Patriot' marker were placed by the D.A.R.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee.   3. submitted on September 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Aug. 14, 2020