Tennessee Historic Cemetery Register and Statewide Cemetery Map

Tennessee Statewide Cemetery Map

The Tennessee Historic Cemetery Preservation Program has created a map in ArcGIS format of the state’s historic cemeteries available to the public. The Tennessee Historical Commission defines historic cemeteries as those 50 years old or older. Identifying locations of the state’s numerous cemeteries is an on-going project and the map is subject to change as more information is available.

The Tennessee Historical Commission does not post GPS coordinates on the map due to privacy concerns. 

For details about a particular cemetery, contact Historic Cemetery Preservation Specialist, Graham PerryTHC does not keep detailed information about individual burials in most cases.

The Tennessee Historical Commission does not compile data regarding prehistoric Native American cemeteries. This information is kept by the Tennessee Division of Archeology.

Tennessee Historic Cemetery Register:

The Tennessee Historic Cemetery Register documents historic cemeteries for the purpose of preservation efforts. The Register is an honorary designation and research tool. To have cemetery evaluated by the THC staff for the addition to the Tennessee Historic Cemetery Register, please fill out the Historic Cemetery Register Application below.

  • Criteria for the application can be found here.
  • Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

All Tennessee Historic Cemetery Register inquiries should be emailed to graham.perry@tn.gov.

Martin Archaeological Consulting

Paul Martin from Martin Archaeological Consulting using Ground Penetrating Radar to find the exact location of the Wolfe Family Cemetery in Goodlettsville. Photo courtesy of the Tennessee Historical Commission