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Elmwood Cemetery

Site Directions: To visit Elmwood from Mississippi, drive north on I-240 until Exit 29, which is the Lamar Avenue Exit. Turn left onto Lamar Avenue. Drive approximately 0.5 miles. S. Dudley Street is on the left. Turn left onto S. Dudley. Elmwood is at the end of the street.

From East Tennessee, take I-40 West headed towards Memphis. At exit 10B, merge onto I-40 west headed towards Little Rock; drive about 14 miles. Stay to the right when I-40 and I-240 split. You will now be headed south on I-240 towards Jackson, MS. Take Exit 29 and turn right onto E.H. Crump/Lamar Ave. Drive approximately 0.5 miles and turn left onto S. Dudley Street. Elmwood is at the end of the street.

824 S. Dudley Street Memphis, TN 38104

Lat: 35.1243°N Long: -90.0294°W 

Hours: Elmwood Cemetery's grounds are open every day of the year from 8 AM until 4:30 PM. The Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 4:30 PM and Saturday from 8 AM until noon.  The Office is closed Sunday.

Seasonality: Year round.

Fees: none

Site Description: Elmwood Cemetery encompasses 80 green acres in the heart of Memphis.

Bordered on the east by I-240 and on all other sides by commercial and residential development, Elmwood Cemetery is a secure green space for wildlife.

Elmwood is a Level II Arboretum and many of its trees predate the founding of the cemetery. With its old canopy and largely undisturbed green space, Elmwood is an excellent metropolitan safe zone for wildlife.

Wildlife to Watch: A variety of wildlife are common, including a variety of migrant and breeding birds, including hawks (Red-tailed and Cooper’s Hawk are regular). Groundhogs, rabbits, chipmunks, and squirrels are common, with foxes being seen somewhat regularly.

NOTE:  Some areas are used for recreational purposes.  Please use these links before visiting the location.

Elmwood Cemetery - 901-774-3212

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