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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.
22nd Annual Memorial Day Dash 5k
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2022 AT 7:30 AM
Run the most historic 5k in Nashville with the 22nd annual Memorial
Day Dash! Hosted by the
Nashville City Cemetery Association
Metro Historical Commission, the course features some of the most historic places and scenic
views in the city. Beginning at the Adventure Science Center, the
course runs through Fort Negley Historic Park with beautiful views
of the Nashville cityscape, then loops back around St. Cloud Hill to
the Nashville City Cemetery where runners will wind their way
through some of the most historic names in Nashville. Be sure to
wear your most patriotic themed-costumes to win prizes at the end.
There is no better way to kick off summer than with the Memorial Day
Dash, a Nashville tradition.
–Start / Finish in front of Adventure Science Center on Fort
–Race morning packet pickup opens at 6:00 AM
–Race Starts promptly at 7:30 AM
–All times will be chip time
–No hydration on the course. Plan to self–hydrate if
–Guaranteed shirts if registered by 5/20/22
–Best patriotic costumes win prizes.
2nd Edition of City Cemetery Book
now available online for download!
85 tombstones now have
To learn more about the history of the characters portrayed
in the 2017 Living History Tour, visit the City Cemetery,
Living History 2017
for e-newsletter about Living History Tour and
for the Fall 2017 Newsletter.
To Meet Nashville Chew Crew –
GPS Map available for veterans interred in the cemetery
Looking for your ancestor at City Cemetery?
CLICK HEREfor a helpful Tutorial about how to use the features of
Nashville City Cemetery
Dedication of Replacement Tombstones
For press release,
for pastor's dedication and
for Belmont Mansion Director's remarks..
are now on-site. We encourage you to use these resources for
Cemetery Deed Information on Metro Archives
To contact the Association to request a
group tour CLICK HERE
To schedule an event at the City Cemetery
Metro Historical Commission application
< Arboretum Brochure about City Cemetery
Map of Parking when visiting the
for suggestions from the
Metro Historical Commission
before you make a visit to Nashville City Cemetery
for helpful parking suggestions
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.
Opened 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
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.
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
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
The Nashville City Cemetery Association is pleased to be
partnering with the Community Foundation's
to see the listing.
The Second Edition Nashville City Cemetery book is still
available in PDF
Learn about the history of the cemetery and
promote awareness through your download.
The Nashville City Cemetery Association, Inc..
P.O. Box 150733
Nashville, TN 37215
© 2017 - Nashville City Cemetery Association