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Germantown in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Germantown Cemetery

 
 
Germantown Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, June 19, 2015
1. Germantown Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Founded by Germantown Methodist Episcopal Church on land bought in 1840 from George P. and Nicey B. Shepherd, early subdividers of the village, this cemetery served the whole community for 125 years. A stone fragment dated 1843 marks the earliest known burial spot. Three Methodist Church buildings have stood on this site; one was destroyed during the Civil War, and one was struck by lightning and burned in 1921.
 
Erected by Germantown Historic Committee.
 
Location. 35° 5.143′ N, 89° 48.808′ W. Marker is in Germantown, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on McVay Road just from Second Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7509 McVay Rd Germantown, TN 38138, Germantown TN 38138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Comes to Germantown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Germantown, Tennessee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fortunate Survivor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Germantown Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Oaklawn Garden (approx. ¾ mile away); John Gray Historic House
Germantown Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, June 19, 2015
2. Germantown Cemetery Marker
(approx. one mile away); Raiding the Rails (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Germantown (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Germantown.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Germantown Cemetery showing marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, June 19, 2015
3. Germantown Cemetery showing marker
Fallen Gravestone, Germantown Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, June 19, 2015
4. Fallen Gravestone, Germantown Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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