Campbell County Tennessee Cemeteries
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Dear Fellow Researchers,

 I would like to supply you with a small amount of information about a few Cemeteries along the Campbell County and Scott County, TN, county lines. I have taken the list below from the Campbell and Scott County topographical maps located in the courthouses. These cemeteries are difficult to locate because of their location in the rural mountains.

  • Adkins
  • Baker*
  • Baird
  • Bridges
  • Brown
  • Blankenship
  • Collins
  • Chambers
  • Crabtree
  • Jeffers
  • Lamb
  • Lawson
  • Lay
  • Lewallen
  • Trammell
      *There are tombstones dating back to the Civil War. Five Civil War veterans are buried at the Baker Cemetery. George Webb's stone is a military stone and has the Jewish Star of David inscribe upon it.

     The list below contains the names of families that lived in the area where the cemeteries are located. This list may not be totally complete.

     
    Adkins
    Allen
    Angel
    Ayers
    Baker
    Baird
    Bridges
    Brown
    Brooks
    Blankenship
    Chambers
    Collins
    Crabtree
    Cross
    Davis
    Douglas
    Ellis
    Foster
    Gibson
    Guyer
    Honeycutt
    Jeffers
    Lawson
    Lay
    LeMoyne
    Lewallen
    Marcum
    Meredith
    Perkins
    Raht
    Reynolds
    Sexton
    Smith
    Stanfill
    Stephens
    Terry
    Thompson
    Trammell
    Webb
    West
    York
    Young
      There is one other problem in accessing these cemeteries other than their location. Some of the landowners have erected gates blocking access to them. One of the landowners was heard to say that the people buried in these cemeteries had no family that would care to visit their gravesite. Cemeteries are a valuable source of information for anyone trying to find their family. It is a state law in Tennessee, (I'm not sure about any other states), that you may not block access to any cemetery. I would ask that if anyone were to find a gate blocking a cemetery that they contact their local county commissioners, road dept, and if necessary their county district attorney. I would also contact your local historical society with the information. Please, I stress do not take it upon yourself to remove the gate. This should be done in a legal manner. We should have access to the gravesites of our families, but it will take public outrage to get the problem solved.

     I would also request that if you know of any cemeteries or gravesites that are not listed in your local historical society register. Please, contact them and make the information of the location available to them. It may protect the cemetery from being forgotten or destroyed.

Thank you for your time,
Becky Ellis

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