Apr 11, 2023

Tennessee Historical Commission Unveils Online Database of Cemeteries

NOTE: This is a follow-up to my earlier article at The newer article simply adds a few more details.

The Tennessee Historical Commission has unveiled a new online database of cemeteries in the state.

The Statewide Cemetery Map and the Tennessee Historic Cemetery Register are now available online in ArcGIS format for public use on the THC’s website. The map has been populated by data from the commission’s cemetery database, which currently contains more than 32,500 cemeteries statewide, a news release notes

“The public map contains various overlays which will enable the viewer to compare a cemetery’s location topographically, geographically, and even historically as Tennessee county borders have often shifted over the decades,” the release says. “THC hopes this map will be a valuable tool for historians, genealogists, developers, landowners, realtors, and state agencies for the purpose of preserving and protecting burial sites.”

The Tennessee Historic Cemetery Register is “intended to provide the public with a way to extensively document historic cemeteries for the purpose of preservation efforts,” the release adds.

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