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The Nashville City Cemetery Association, Inc. is a membership organization that works to protect, preserve, restore and raise public awareness of the Nashville City Cemetery in collaboration with the Historical Commission of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.

2017 Living History Tour scheduled for
Saturday, October 14th 3 – 6 pm

Hands on Nashville Logo
Hands on Nashville Clean up Days
Saturdays - 9:00-11:00 a.m.
CLICK HERE for schedule or click on Logo to go directly to the NCCA page of HON website.


Mary Anderson tombstone damage

CLICK HERE to see after storm restoration of
Mary A. Anderson tombstone
A Project of the Nashville City Cemetery Association

Nashville City Cemetery
Dedication of Replacement Tombstones
Elias & Mary Polk and Matilda Polk
For event program, CLICK HERE

The February 2017 e-newsletter is available by clicking here
November e-newsletter
October e-newsletter
August e-newsletter

Images by John Cross of the 2016 Living History Tour are available by clicking here

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Cemetery Deed Information on Metro Archives
website CLICK HERE

Preservationist's Project – Penitentiary Markers – CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE for John Hill's information
from Living History Tour 2016


To schedule an event at the City Cemetery
Metro Historical Commission application

Map of Parking when visiting the
Cemetery - CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for suggestions from the
Metro Historical Commission
before you make a visit to Nashville City Cemetery and CLICK HERE for helpful parking suggestions

Looking for your ancestor at City Cemetery?
for a helpful Tutorial about how to use the features of this website

CLICK HERE for PDF of scan codes to download the NEW APP for the City Cemetery.

New GPS Map available for veterans interred in the cemetery – CLICK HERE

Historical Commission Tour BrochureNew tour brochures and new interpretive signage are now on-site. We encourage you to use these resources for self-guided tours.

To contact the Association to request a
group tour

to see the index of tombstones by ID Number and Section

Aboretum Brochure < Arboretum Brochure about City Cemetery Available

The Nashville City Cemetery is open for public visitation from Dawn to Dusk. Please call the phone number on the front entrance sign if the gate is locked between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

dogwoodsOpened in 1822, the City Cemetery is the oldest continuously operated public cemetery in Nashville.

A walk through the cemetery is truly a walk through Nashville's history. The gravestones tell the stories of individuals and families from the 1820s to the present day.

In response to the disrepair, vandalism, and neglect over many decades, former Mayor Bill Purcell and the Metro Council approved the Mayor's Capital Budget request for a $3M project to restore the City Cemetery. The Restoration, including conserved tombstones and monuments as well as new street signs, lighting, paved walkways & roadways and interpretive signage will be completed in the fall of 2009. Many exciting and noticeable improvements are in progress. You can join the Nashville City Cemetery Association in continuing to help to preserve this fragile historic site by becoming a member, attending our tours and events, volunteering, and/or making donations. We are always interested in hearing from descendants of those buried there.

Nashville City Cemetery is located at 1001 Fourth Avenue South, at the corner of Fourth Avenue South and Oak Street. Click here for map.

Nashville City Cemetery, under the supervision of the Metro Historical Commission, is open daily for public visitation from Dawn to Dusk. Please call the phone number on the front entrance sign if the gate is locked between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The Nashville City Cemetery Association is pleased to be partnering with  the Community Foundation's GivingMatters website.  Click here to see the listing.

The Second Edition Nashville City Cemetery books are still available. Learn about the history of the cemetery and promote awareness through your purchase. The Third Edition will be coming out sometime in 2018.
The Nashville City Cemetery Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 150733
Nashville, TN 37215


The Nashville City Cemetery Association, Inc..
P.O. Box 150733
Nashville, TN 37215
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