Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Confederate Circle at Mount Olivet

Marker ID: THC 3A 144
Location: At the Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Lebanon Pike (US 70), Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 09.188    W 086° 44.020
  36.15313333    -86.73366666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM31Z8


After the War Between the States, the women of Nashville bought land at Mount Olivet and formed Confederate Circle. The remains of about 1,500 Confederate Soldiers were moved here from area battlefields. Seven Confederate Generals were buried in or around the circle. The are William B. Bate, William N. R. Bealle, Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, William H. Jackson, George E. Maney, James E. Rains, and Thomas Benton Smith. Other prominent Nashville Confederate, Colonels Adolphus Heiman and Randall McGavock, lie nearby. A 45-foot granite monument marks the center of the circle.