Greene County Cemetery Records

This page contains records of Greene County cemeteries. Each summary is accompanied by one or more accessable files containing extended biographical and burial information.

Click here for an introduction to the cemetery transcripts.

Amity Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Today’s Amity Presbyterian Church began shortly after the end of the great Civil War. Information obtained from descendants of the original Church founders say the name of the Church was selected to reunite the families that had been divided because of the war.

Andrew Jackson Seaton Graveyard

Few families were more closely intermarried than the Seaton, Davis and Holt families. Their farms were on Cedar Creek Road near today’s Asheville Highway, just a few miles west of South Greene High School.

Andrew Johnson National Cemetery (Civil War Soldier Interments)

The Andrew Johnson National Cemetery is composed of approximately fifteen acres as deeded to the Federal government in 1898. The history of the site dates back to its ownership by the Johnson family. In 1852 Andrew Johnson purchased twenty-three acres, in three parcels, from John Maloney in what was then “western Greeneville”. The site was known for its panoramic view of the countryside, hence its use as “Signal Hill” during the Civil War.

Bradburn Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery

The original Church was a wooden structure built in 1916 amidst a grove of chestnut trees. The cemetery was adjacent to the Church. Today’s brick Church built in 1966 is across the road from the cemetery.

Fortner-Gass Cemetery

Legend has it that this site was once an old Indian burial ground. Numerous Indian artifacts have been discovered on this farm, and the legend may very well be true. In recorded times, the land was once a part of the large holdings of Revolutionary War soldier, John Gass (1758-1840), who is buried in the Gass Graveyard, now the old section of Cross Anchor cemetery.

Greenwood Cemetery

Established 1869, the first known burial in the cemetery occurred in 1864.

Harmon (Bridge Burners) Cemetery

The cemetery is located on Pottertown Road, about one-half mile from the intersection with BridgeBurners Blvd. For persons unfamiliar with Greene County Civil War history, the name BridgeBurners Blvd. would surely sound “curious”..

Harmon’s Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery

The Church takes its name from the fertile and historic Harmon’s Valley, named for Jacob Harmon Senior who owned well over five hundred acres of land by 1840. The Harmon family graveyard is only a mile or two from the Church.

Harold Cemetery

The Harold Cemetery began as a family graveyard. The graveyard is documented to be in existence before September 3, 1864, when a neighbor, Mrs. Hannah Sample Hoyle (1811-1864), died of face cancer.

Hendry (aka Bowman Springs) Cemetery

When Buford Reynolds and his team of volunteers surveyed Greene County Cemeteries in the 1960’s, the Cemetery was recorded as the ‘Hendry Cemetery’. However, the Civil War Tombstone Applications for brothers Elias (1838-1877) and Leonard Rhea (1840-1870) who have Union tombstones there stated their burial site as “Bowman Springs Cemetery”.

Holt-Moore-Fortner Cemetery

Because of a runway expansion by the Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport, an old cemetery within the bounds of airport property had to be relocated. The Tennessee Historical Commission as well as archaeological consultants were brought in.

Kidwell Cemetery

The earliest known grave is dated 1807 for a Kidwell family member. There is no way to know just how long this graveyard had existed before this date, or the true number of people buried here.

Holt-Moore-Fortner Cemetery

This prominent family from Augusta County, Virginia, arrived in Greene County between 1830 and 1840. John Link is found in the 1836 Civil Districts List of Greene County living in District 10, the Town of Greeneville.

Malone Cemetery

This very old cemetery is presently located in a field behind the Freewill Baptist Church on Union Road. Union Road intersects the Baileyton Road about five miles or so due north of Greeneville. The number of burials here is not known.

Midway Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery

In the late 1800s, the Cumberland Presbyterian church was the oldest and largest church in the region.

Malone Cemetery

This cemetery is a community burial ground for the surrounding Mohawk area. The Mohawk Cemetery is not all that old. The first burial in the Cemetery was in 1903.

Mount Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery

When the Scots-Irish Covenanters arrived in the place that would become the village of Greeneville, most brought few things with them. What they did bring was their religion. The first Presbyterian Church in Greeneville was established in 1780 and was named Mt. Bethel.

Mount Olivet Church of Christ Cemetery

The Mount Olivet Church of Christ was established about 1910. The first marked grave in the cemetery is dated 1913.

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery

Although the Mount Vernon Cemetery lies just behind the Church, the two are only connected by geography. There were apparently two different deeds; one to establish a Church (1897) and a second deed to separate the Cemetery.

Oakland Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Although Oakland Presbyterian Church was not an early Church and its existence was short lived, some of those buried in the Cemetery – the Moore and the Doak families – were among the earliest surnames who settled the area now known today as Greene County, Tennessee.

Old Cooper Burial Ground

The year this cemetery was established is not known. Christopher Cooper Senior purchased the land in December 1803 from Jesse Mossley. The farm remained in the Cooper Family until 1851.

Old Harmon’s Valley Cemetery (aka Self Graveyard)

First marked grave 1845; Last marked grave 1910.

Sulphur Springs Memorial Cemetery

The Sulphur Springs Memorial Cemetery began as a Morrison Family graveyard. Although the earliest readable tombstones in this cemetery date back to the 1860s, family members have been buried here for well over 150 years.

Wells-Farnsworth Cemetery

At first glance, those buried in this family cemetery appear to be a random array of disparate surnames: Brannon – Craig – Earnest – Farnsworth – Lovette – Reeves – Ruble – Wells. This is not the case. All of these families were related.

Wisecarver, Harmon, & Samuel Family Cemetery

Wisecarver-Bible Family Cemetery