Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Elmwood Cemetery

Marker ID: THC 4E 72
Location: in Elmwood Cemetery, 824 South Dudley Street, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 7.451    W 090° 1.774
  35.12418333    -90.02956666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9HND


Elmwood Cemetery was established on August 28, 1852. Buried here are Memphis pioneer families: 14 Confederate generals; victims of the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878; Governors Isham G. Harris and James C. Jones; U.S. Senators Kenneth D. McKellar, Thomas B. Turley, and Stephen Adams, who succeeded Jefferson Davis in the Senate; E.H. Crump, prominent political leader for decades, along with 21 other mayors of Memphis; and Robert Church, the South's first black millionaire.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.