Burial (Interment) Information

Interment Records 1846 1979

The original Interment Records are the property of Metropolitan Governmental Archives, Nashville. The earliest records of burials, between 18221846, were lost during the Civil War years. A project to transcribe all the data in the Interment Records (1846-1979) of the 20,000 people buried in the cemetery was completed.  CLICK HERE to view the Interment records hosted by the Nashville Public Library web site. 

Cemetery Lot Cards

Lot CardThe original lot cards are now available in the digital data developed by the Nashville Public Library. These were developed long after the actual burials in many case, and the accuracy is not guaranteed. However, this is another excellent resource in the attempts to locate all possible interments. CLICK HERE to access an alphabetic listing of these cards – the database can be reindexed, if you wish, to be in other configurations.



Alphabetical and Chronological Listings From Interment Books

If you only have an approximation of the name or of the date of interment, you can access the complete listing of these books indexed by date and by name.  CLICK HERE for chronological date index, and CLICK HERE for index by last name. 

Please visit our explanation page on on definitions, diseases, and other historical connections,, including a glossary of terms and mortuary history on the Glossary and Information page to help you understand your findings on the following links.

Mayors of Nashville Interred in the City Cemetery

Occupations for Individuals Buried at City Cemetery - A Sampling

African-Americans Interred in Nashville City Cemetery

Cumberland Lodge No. 8 - Masons interred at City Cemetery

Veterans from Revolution to World War II Buried at City Cemetery

Penitentiary Inmates Buried at the Cemetery


Civil War Interment Source

The Tennessee State Library and Archives has transcribed the records from W. R. Cornelius, undertaker, recording burials (primarily of Federal Soldiers) during the Civil War from 1864-65.
CLICK HERE to access these records.


Just Passing Through
Some have been buried in the Nashville City Cemetery for a short time, most notably President James K. Polk.


For Removal Information
Read about removals from City Cemetery and relocations to City Cemetery.

Mount Olivet to City Cemetery
From City Cemetery to other cemeteries
From City Cemetery to Mt. Olivet

Another listing of removals to Mount Olivet by last name and by date removed

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Nashville, TN 37215

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