Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Morris Cemetery

Marker ID: THC 1B 42
Location: S Cumberland Street at Louise Ave., Morristown, TN
County: Hamblen
Coordinates: N 36° 12.479    W 083° 17.330
  36.20798333    -83.28883333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6B92


A few yards east is the family graveyard of the founders of Morristown. In 1787, Gideon, Daniel and Absalom Morris, formerly of the Watauga Settlement, received grants in this area, from which Gideon deeded the land on which the town was built.