TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS FROM BLACK CEMETERIES IN MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, compiled by Jonathan K. T. Smith
COPYRIGHT, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1995
Special thanks go to Jonathan K. T. Smith for his work to preserve and share this information about black cemeteries in Madison County and for giving permission to convert this work to web pages.
HIGHLAND MEMORIAL GARDENS
This cemetery is located on the east side of U.S. Highway 45-No. about 2.2 miles north of this highway’s juncture with Interstate Highway 40. That portion of 45-No. within the city limits of Jackson, Tennessee is called Highland Avenue.
Established in 1954 this cemetery, with its large traditional burial grounds along with mausoleum facilities, is a distinctly bi-racial cemetery, hence numerous black persons have chosen to be buried or have their loved ones buried here. A researcher would need to make inquiries about specific persons, by surname, to determine whether or not they may be buried in this cemetery because as yet this corporation has not issued a compilation of its interments for public use.
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