Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 201.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 11.52′ N, 86° 17.69′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker is on Cumberland Street (U.S. 231), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon TN 37090, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile Wilson County Courthouses (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Veterans and Robert H. Hatton Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle of Lebanon (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lebanon Post Office (approx. 1.1 miles away); Robert Looney Caruthers (approx. 1.1 miles away); Caruthers Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lebanon (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
Regarding Cedar Grove Cemetery. Dixon Lanier Merritt (1879 – 1972) was a poet and humorist. He was a newspaper editor for the Tennessean, Nashville's morning paper, and President of the American Press Humorists Association. He penned this well-known limerick in 1910:
A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican,
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week
But I'm damned if I see how the helican!
A funny old bird is a pelican.
His beak can hold more than his bellican.
Food for a week
He can hold in his beak,
But I don't know how the hellican.
Also see . . .
1. Dixon Merritt. (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
2. Gov. William B. Campbell. (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
3. Gov. Robert L. Caruthers. (Submitted on March 13, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,854 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. 4. submitted on April 10, 2015, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.