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Cemeteries of the Smokies / Dr. Gail Palmer ; edited by Steve Kemp and Kent Cave.

Palmer, Gail, 1941- (author.). Kemp, Steve, (editor.). Cave, Kent, (editor.).


"From solitary, unmarked burials atop hills to church graveyards crowded with over a hundred monuments, the cemeteries of the Great Smoky Mountains are enduring historic treasures. The more than 150 cemeteries distributed throughout Great Smoky Mountains National Park reveal the cultural history of the area from a special perspective. Each of the thousands of diverse monuments located within the cemeteries offers insights into the hardships, attitudes, economies, and beliefs of the people who called the Smokies home. Cemeteries of the Smokies is a long-awaited, landmark work, featuring directions to all known cemeteries, in-depth histories of each site, deeds and ownership information, maintenance policies, and, of course, a list of all known burials with dates, kinship links, and epitaphs. No other source offers such complete information in one place, attractively displayed with color photographs, detailed lists and charts, and an index of family names." -- back cover

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780937207925
  • ISBN: 0937207926
  • Physical Description: 704 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Gatlinburg, Tennessee : Great Smoky Mountains Assocation, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Contents: Management the cemeteries in the park -- A step back -- Burial customs -- How to use this book -- Decoding book codes -- How to search for a single numbered grave in a known cemetery in GSMNP.
North Carolina cemeteries: The Big Creek story: Hopkins cemetery -- Walnut Bottom cemetery; Cataloochee story: Palmer Chapel Methodist cemetery -- Little Cataloochee Missionary Baptist Church cemetery -- Hannah (or Hoglen Place) cemetery -- Hannah cemetery -- Kerr African cemetery -- Lawson/Jenkins/Kerr cemetery -- Palmer family cemetery -- Doc Caldwell cemetery -- Hiram Caldwell cemetery -- Robert Palmer cemetery -- Carson/Messer cemetery -- Sutton/McGhee cemetery -- Shelton/Caldwell cemetery -- H. D. Burress (or Burris) child cemetery -- McMahan's grave; The Straight Fork/Ravens Fork story: McGhee (or McGee)cemetery.
The Oconaluftee/Smokemont story: Enloe (or Mingus/Enloe cemetery -- Enloe slaves cemetery -- Floyd cemetery -- Nations (and Hughes) cemetery -- Queen, W. H. (not to be confused with the Queen cemetery in Deep Creek) -- Old Beck (or Huskey) cemetery -- Connor cemetery -- Mingus Creek (or Watson)cemetery -- Bradley cemetery -- Chambers (or Joel S. Conner) cemetery -- Dock Connor cemetery -- Carver cemetery -- Beck (or new Beck) cemetery -- Noland children's cemetery -- Kephart Prong cemetery -- Huskey's child cemetery.
The Deep Creek story: Wiggins/Watson (or Toms Branch) cemetery -- Laney cemetery -- Queen/Parris cemetery -- Hammer Branch cemetery -- Indian (or Queen) cemetery.
The Forney Creek story: Woody (or Connor or Forney Creek) cemetery -- Upper Noland (or Branton) cemetery -- Lower Noland cemetery -- McClure cemetery -- Stiles cemetery -- Conner cemetery -- Posey cemetery -- Welch (or Kirkland branch) cemetery -- Jerry Flats cemetery -- Douthit infant graves.
The Hazel Creek story: Proctor/Farley cemetery -- Bone Valley cemetery -- Maggie Cable cemetery -- Hall/Kress cemetery -- Fairview cemetery -- Pilkey cemetery -- Cable Branch cemetery -- Bradshaw/Farley cemetery -- Higdon cemetery -- Wilson Family (or McCampbell Gap) cemetery -- Mitchell cemetery -- Nelms/Nelems cemetery -- Walker Creek cemetery -- Cook cemetery -- Wike cemetery -- Calhoun cemetery.
The Twentymile story: Old Payne cemetery -- Orr cemetery.
Tennessee cemeteries: The Abrams Creek story: Chilhowee Church (or Parsons/Ghormley or Tallasee) cemetery -- Buchanan Family (or Cane Creek)Cemetery -- Buchanan Child/Lail Twins cemetery -- Cooper/Whitehead cemetery -- Boy Boring cemetery -- Panther Creek cemetery -- Bas Shaw/Big Poplar cemetery -- Maynard-Hughes cemetery.
The Cades Cove story: Primitive Baptist Church cemetery -- Cades Cove Methodist Episcopal Church and cemetery -- Cades Cove Missionary Baptist cemetery -- Carver/Teezell cemetery -- Noah Burchfield/Hughes cemetery -- Davis cemetery -- Baring/Wilcox cemetery -- James Calvin Post cemetery -- Burchfield/Chestnut Flats cemetery -- Cable School, Southern Missionary Baptist Church and cemetery -- Browns Hill/Wiseman cemetery -- Hyatt Lane Missionary Baptist Church and cemetery -- Lawson/Abbott cemetery -- Ike LeQuire cemetery -- Graveyard Hill/Rowans Creek cemetery -- White Oak Sinks cemetery (orginally White Oak cove) -- Bote Mountain cemetery.
The Walker Valley/Tremont story: Walker Valley/Tremont cemetery -- Meigs Mountain (or Huskey) cemetery; The Little Greenbrier story: Little Greenbrier Primitive cemetery -- Dave Moore (or Sallie Moore) cemetery -- John and Estel Moore Dog cemetery; The Elkmont story: Old Elkmont No. 1 cemetery -- Old Elkmont No. 2 (Levi Trentham or Jakes Creek) cemetery; The Gatlinburg/White Oak Flats story: White Oak Flats (also known as Gatlinburg Burying Ground).
Sugarlands Cove/Forks of the River story: Evans Chapel No. 1 Baptist Church cemetery -- Lower Fighting Creek cemetery -- Humphrey Ownby (or Fighting Creek or Hickory Flats) cemetery -- Isaac N. Trentham cemetery -- Vance Newman cemetery -- Sugarlands (or Burton Ogle) cemetery -- Noah S. McCarter cemetery -- Cole cemetery.
The Roaring Fork/Cherokee Orchard story: Baskins Creek cemetery -- Jasper Mellinger cemetery -- Bales (or Giles Reagan or Spruce Flats) cemetery -- John Carr (or Carr Branch) cemetery.
The Greenbrier Cove Story: Frazier cemetery -- Lindseytown cemetery -- Doc Green (or S. S. Green) cemetery -- Marion Green (or Soak Ash) cemetery -- Rector (or Copeland) cemetery -- Mullins (or Copeland) cemetery -- Sizemore (or Tunis) cemetery -- J. P. (or John Palmer) Price Cemetery -- Chris Parton Cemetery -- Alonzo Huskey cemetery -- Frederick E. Huskey cemetery -- Elijah Whaley cemetery -- Friendship Baptist Church (or Little Whaley) cemetery -- Whaley/Plemmons (or Big Greenbrier) cemetery -- Rayfield/Dedgen cemetery -- Joel Ownby (or Long Branch) cemetery -- Ownby (Ephraim McCarter or Injun Creek) cemetery -- John B. Ownby Children's cemetery -- Ogle/Dudley Creek cemetery -- Barnes (or Birds Branch Road) Pinnacle cemetery.
The Cosby Story: Gunter cemetery -- Tritt cemetery -- Dorsey (or Campbell) cemetery -- Williamson (or Williams) cemetery -- Mack (or McMahan) cemetery -- Gilliland cemetery -- Phillips cemetery -- Maddron cemetery -- McGaha cemetery -- William Ford cemetery -- Sallie Sutton cemetery -- Campbell cemetery -- Ramsey (Johnnie Ramsey and Infant)cemetery -- Rachel Florence Fowler cemetery -- O.M. Caton Cemetery -- Jennifer Unknown cemetery -- Haner/Fish (possibly "Hannah" instead Haner) cemetery -- Johnson Place cemetery -- Phillips (Babes of White Rock) cemetery -- Williams/Ramsey cemetery -- McKinney/McMahan cemetery
About the author -- Grave relocations or inundations related to Fontana Dam -- Index.
Subject: Cemeteries > Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)
Cemeteries > Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.)
Cemeteries > Tennessee > Blount County.
Cemeteries > Tennessee > Cocke County.
Cemeteries > Tennessee > Sevier County.
Cemeteries > North Carolina > Swain County.
Cemeteries > North Carolina > Haywood County.
Cemeteries > Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.) > Pictorial works.
Inscriptions > Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)
Inscriptions > Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.)
Sepulchral monuments > Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.) > Pictorial works.
Registers of births, etc. > Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)
Registers of births, etc. > Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.)
Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.) > Genealogy.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.) > Genealogy.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.) > History.
Haywood County (N.C.) > Genealogy.
Swain County (N.C.) > Genealogy.
Sevier County (Tenn.) > Genealogy.
Cocke County (Tenn.) > Genealogy.
Blount County (Tenn.) > Genealogy.
Genre: Illustrated works.
Family histories.

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