“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Cedar Grove Cemetery

Cedar Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melanie Storie, circa June 2009
1. Cedar Grove Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Cedar Grove Cemetery was originally established as a "colored cemetery" in the early nineteenth century on a tract of land adjacent to a trail that became known as Gap Creek Road. The remote and rocky terrain often required the use of dynamite to clear the area for burials. Resting today at Cedar Grove are some of Carter County's early African-American families, war veterans, church leaders, and Carter County's last known slave, the beloved Josephine "Aunt Jo" Taylor, a slave of Nat Taylor, the father of Alf and Bob Taylor, governors of Tennessee.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 119.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
Location. 36° 19.517′ N, 82° 14.733′ W. Marker is near Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is on Southside Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Watauga Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (approx. 1.3 miles away); Watauga Purchase (approx. 1.3 miles away); Transylvania Purchase (approx. 1.3 miles away); Watauga Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away); Uncovering the Past (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Taylor Family (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2009, by Melanie Storie of Elizabethton, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,828 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on March 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on August 1, 2009, by Melanie Storie of Elizabethton, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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