Compiled by Robert McGinnis
Knox County Cemetery Historian
For nearly 25 years, Robert McGinnis has been the undisputed Knox County Cemetery Historian. He has transcribed more than 630,000 graves in Knox County, plus thousands of others in adjacent counties. Other researchers have transcribed cemeteries, but no effort has been as thorough as Robert's, nor do they amplify the data by including marriage, will, obituary, and deed information where it's available!
Robert's annotated list includes each cemetery's name(s), location(s) and periods of use.
Find the link in the table below that contains the first letter of the cemetery(ies) in which you are interested. Note that cemeteries named for individuals (i.e., "John Smith") are alphabetized according to surname.
Many thanks to Robert for sharing his expertise of Knox County cemeteries with us!
|Cemeteries A - B||Cemeteries C||Cemeteries D - F||Cemeteries G - H||Cemeteries I - L|
|Cemeteries M||Cemeteries N - O||Cemeteries P - R||Cemeteries S||Cemeteries T - Z|
|Review published Knox County Cemetery and funeral home transcriptions by Robert McGinnis.|
|View list of on-line Knox County cemetery Web sites and tombstone transcriptions.|
|View GNIS list of 185 cemeteries in Knox County (with links to area maps!)|
|Review "Funeral Homes and Cemetery Records" section of the Knox County Bibliography for transcribed cemetery records in print.|
|Read about Knox County's "lost" cemeteries.|
|Read Tennessee's Cemetery Laws.|
A note about the Confederate Cemetery, located at
1919 Bethel Avenue, Knoxville:
|A note about the National Cemetery, located
at 939 Tyson Street, Knoxville:
The cemetery is managed through the office of the Chattanooga National Cemetery (phone 423-855-6590). This office can look up burials for telephone inquirers. There is no on-site staff in Knoxville. A small building on the site houses notebooks with the names and interment details of each person buried here.
Historian William Rule wrote in 1900: "The National Cemetery at Knoxville is situated on a slight eminence in the northwestern portion of the city, the principal entrance being on Jacksboro street [now North Broadway], which passes along the western side of the cemetery. There are also entrances on the eastern side, one for carriages and one for people on foots. This cemetery was established in 1865, and laid out according to places furnished from Washington. ... The number of graves in this cemetery at the present time is 3,238, and contains the bodies of 2,191 soldiers who names are known and 1,047 whose names are unknown. Among the known are thirteen bodies of soldiers that died in camp in Knoxville during the year 1898."
All HTML code and graphics (except as noted) on this page were created by and copyrighted ©2000-2005 to Billie R. McNamara. All rights reserved. Please direct all questions and comments to Ms. McNamara. Except as noted on the individual pages, all remaining data in the URL path [http://www.knoxcotn.org/cemeteries/] is copyright ©1975-2003 to Robert McGinnis and used here with his express permission. All international rights are reserved by him. Tombstone graphics found on-line, but location not noted. Please advise if you know the artist we should credit!
This page was last updated May 24, 2005.