Historic Cemeteries in Oak Ridge


Anderson and Roane Counties

The United States Government bought the land for the Manhattan Project in Anderson and Roane Counties in Tennessee during the 1940's. On this land there were many small cemeteries from family farms and churches. The Department of Energy and the City of Oak Ridge still maintain many of these cemeteries. Some of the cemeteries are on private property and still exist, while others may have disappeared completely. Below are links to individual cemeteries, along with their location, GPS coordinates, a photo and burial records (if available).   

Some of the information was taken from Inscriptions from Old Cemeteries on the Oak Ridge (Manhattan Project) Area by Marjorie Parsly and Margaret Terrell, with the permission of the Parsly family and Ms. Terrell. The GPS coordinates and photos were furnished as part of an Eagle Scout project in 2008 by Hunter Ripley.


The individual cemetery pages contain the following information (if available):
  • Cemetery location and directions
  • Approximate number of interments
  • Burial records (through 1985)
  • Photos

Cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.  Click on cemetery name to view the pdf file. 

 Cemetery Name Atomic Energy
Commission # 
Photo Available
Online 
Size    
Arms Cemetery  43  No  Less than 25 graves 
Bradley Cemetery    20  No  Unknown 
Brummett Cemetery  45  Yes  Unknown 
Bryant-Landrum Cemetery  57  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Burns-McFarling Cemetery  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Cemetery East of K-25 (Lawson)  No Number  No  Unknown 
Clough-Christenberry Cemetery  18  Yes  26 to 49 graves        
Cox-Copeland Cemetery     17  Yes  26 to 49 graves 
Crawford-Shannon Cemetery  25  No  Less than 25 graves 
Crawford Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery     Yes  50 to 100 graves 
Currier Cemetery  58  No  26 to 49 graves 
Douglas Chapel Cemetery  22  No  Less than 25 graves 
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East Fork Baptist Church Cemetery  21  Yes  More than 100 graves 
Elkins Cemetery  46 No Unknown
Ellis-Keath Cemetery  3 Yes Less than 25 graves 
Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery  24  No  Less than 25 graves 
Galbraith-Jett Cemetery  29  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Gallaher Cemetery  Yes  26 to 49 graves 
Gallaher Cemetery  12  Yes  50 to 100 graves 
Gamble Cemetery  34  Yes  50 to 100 graves 
Gamble Cemetery 48  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Gorman Cemetery  44  No  Unknown 
Gravel Hill Cemetery  14  No  Less than 25 graves 
Gray Cemetery  55  Yes  Unknown 
Grills Cemetery  66  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
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Hackworth Cemetery  47  No         Unknown
Hackworth Cemetery  54  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Hamblen-Parker Cemetery  49  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Hamblen Cemetery  50  No  Unknown 
Hembree Cemetery  10  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Hembree Cemetery 60 No Less than 25 graves
Hendrix (Raby) Cemetery  40  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Hendricks Cemetery 38  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Hensley-Peters Cemetery  61  No  Less than 25 graves 
Hutcheson Cemetery  51  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Ivey Cemetery  31  No  Unknown 
Jackson Cemetery  33  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
George Jones Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery  Yes  More than 100 graves 
Kelly Cemetery 53  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Kent McClain Cemetery  15  No  Unknown 
Key Cemetery  36  No  26 to 49 graves 
Kirby Cemetery  67  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
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Langley Cemetery  23  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Lindsay-Bleu Cemetery  59  No  Less than 25 graves 
McKinney-Watson Cemetery 13A Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Mounger Cemetery  13  Yes  Unknown 
Mt. Vernon Methodist Church Cemetery  26  Yes  50 to 100 graves 
New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery  16  Yes  More than 100 graves 
New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery 32  Yes  More then 100 graves 
New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery  No  Less than 25 graves 
Peak Cemetery  27  No  Less than 25 graves 
Peck Cemetery  35      Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Rather-Hembree Cemetery  63  Yes  26 to 49 graves 
Roberts Cemetery  No Number  Yes  Unknown 
Robertsvillle Baptist Church Cemetery  30  Yes  More than 100 graves 
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ScarbroughCemetery  41  Yes  More than 100 graves 
Scarbrough Cemetery on Pine Ridge  65  Yes Less than 25 graves 
Scott Cemetery  19  Yes  More than 100 graves 
Shelton Cemetery 68  Yes  Unknown 
Silvey Cemetery  62  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Slave Cemetery Yes  50 to 100 graves 
Smith (Gallaher) Cemetery 11 No 26 to 49 graves
Smith Cemetery 37  No  26 to 49 graves 
Snodderly Cemetery  28  No  Unknown 
Thacker Cemetery  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Tunnell-Hudson Cemetery 64  No  Unknown 
Vann Cemetery  No  Less than 25 graves 
Walters Cemetery  42  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Walters Cemetery  52  Yes Less than 25 graves 
White Cemetery  No Number  No  Less than 25 graves 
Wood's Chapel Cemetery  39  Yes  Less than 25 graves 
Worthington Cemetery  56  No  50 to 100 graves 

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