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

Raleigh Cemetery

 
 
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By Steve Masler, September 13, 2015
1. Raleigh Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Here are buried some members of the generation that settled Shelby County. The County Court had been formed less than five years when, in 1824, Raleigh was surveyed as the place to which courts would be moved because of its central location. Academies and churches were built. Until about 1840 it was one of the towns that might have become this region's big city. Later it was widely known as a mineral springs spa.
 
Erected 1973 by The West Tennessee Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 12.189′ N, 89° 55.149′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Old Raleigh LaGrange just east of East Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4310 Old Raleigh Lagrange Rd, Memphis TN 38128, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eastland Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Illinois Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); Rose Garden (approx. 2.4 miles away); Memphis National Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Nicholas Gotten (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bartlett, Tennessee
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By Steve Masler, September 13, 2015
2. Raleigh Cemetery Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); The Geographical Center of Shelby County (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bartlett Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Raleigh Cemetery YouTube video. Uploaded on Mar 11, 2010 03/10/2010 Kevin Brooks with the Raleigh Community Council, Inc. non-profit 501(c)(3) shows the burial site of I. B. Mercer (Masonic headstone) Born Dec 11, 1825 - Died Oct 09, 1870. Notice his burial site has caved in and is in need of cover. Weeds and small saplings cover this cemetery now. The Raleigh Community Council and a large number of volunteers will be conducting a CLEAN-UP of this historic cemetery starting March 27, 2010 @ 8:00AM. Numerous companies have donated their personnel, equipment and or funds to clean-up this site. IF YOU CAN HELP, go to our website (Submitted on September 13, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 

2. Raleigh Ruins. (Submitted on September 13, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
3. List of burials at Raleigh Cemetery. Visited November 15,1969. This cemetery is located on the west side of the RaleighLaGrange Road, about two blocks south of the town of Raleigh, Tennessee.It is one of the oldest cemeteries in Shelby County. During the early fall of 1969, a large portion of the grounds was c1eared of major undergrowth, but parts of the cemetery were still overgrown, and examination
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By Steve Masler, September 13, 2015
3. Raleigh Cemetery Marker
was difficult. A few large slabs and stones have fallen or have been turned face-down and could not be raised for reading the inscriptions. A ravine has eroded one side of the cemetery, and many stones may have fallen into it. The undergrowth in parts of the cemetery may cover other stones, as many of the following inscriptions were obtained from stones dug from under their leaf and dirt cover. The cemetery contains a large number of sunken places that indicate many unmarked graves. (Submitted on September 13, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 

4. Raleigh Cemetery. (Submitted on September 13, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Steve Masler, September 13, 2015
4. Raleigh Cemetery
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By Steve Masler, September 13, 2015
5. Raleigh Cemetery
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By Steve Masler, September 13, 2015
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 13, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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