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Sardis in Henderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Doe Creek Cemetery

 
 
Doe Creek Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 22, 2014
1. Doe Creek Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Ex-Confederate soldiers, James Kennedy and Bill Nails, brutally slain by local Unionists, were the first burials here in 1865 on land donated for the cemetery by Robert Kennedy. Additional Confederate veterans and other members of the community were buried here, including teacher Elmer Duck. Hand-carved stones and unadorned markers make the cemetery a noteworthy nineteenth century rural burying ground.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 4D 59.)
 
Location. 35° 28.2′ N, 88° 14.85′ W. Marker is in Sardis, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker is on Doe Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sardis TN 38371, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doe Creek School (a few steps from this marker); Doe Creek Church and School (within shouting distance of this marker); Brownsport Furnace (approx. 10.7 miles away); Mills Darden (approx. 11.6 miles away); Forrest's Raid (approx. 13.5 miles away); The "Pea Vine"A Ghost Railroad / Parsons A Railroad Town (approx. 14.1 miles away); Battle for Lexington (approx. 14.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Doe Creek Cemetery Marker-Church and School in the Background image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 22, 2014
2. Doe Creek Cemetery Marker-Church and School in the Background
Doe Creek Church and School-Front image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 22, 2014
3. Doe Creek Church and School-Front
Doe Creek Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 22, 2014
4. Doe Creek Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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