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Knox County Old Gray Cemetery

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Address: 543 N Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917-7408
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+1 865-522-1424

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large cemetary

this is a nice cemetary. it has a very small gate to get into and is a little difficult to drive through but it can be done.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2016
Judy D
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This cemetery is one of the most beautiful around, but always be on alert for strange behaviour when visiting. This is about 2 blocks from the homeless shelter hub, which unfortunately contributes to it often being littered with people who won't think twice about approaching you for money. Drug deals occur frequently here.

Thank Brandi V
Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a must-see for cemetery lovers and history buffs. The "roads" are narrow and you can just imagine horse and carriages coming thru here in another era. Beautiful and a great place to spend some real time to peruse the many wonderful headstones.

Thank FranknMary1
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great Old Cemetery to visit, but be warned of the homeless and trash left there.... I have always wanted to visit this old cemetery, but was leery after reading about the homeless being there and how litter was everywhere. We went today and it was not as bad as in the past seemingly, but there were 3 homeless people living... More 

Thank honestworkerbee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

After visiting the adjacent National Cemetery, this old historic cemetery containing resting places of many important local and state people was disappointing to say the least. Firstly, the grass needs a good cutback, then there is the trash just left around the site by people who don't give a dam. Some of them just lying around, smoking, drinking and passing... More 

Thank _wrowlanda
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I'm as sympathetic as the next person, but do the homeless people really have to LIVE here? It is within walking distance of the Mission District (yes, it does exist) and the city is overwhelmed with services for these people, so please get them out of this absolutely amazing and beautiful space. It is downright disrespectful that they are allowed... More 

Thank heyjudithz
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We drove over an hour to see this place. The cemetery looks interesting and historical, however was completely spoiled by an infestation of homeless people and trash everywhere. My family of four felt uncomfortable and left immediately...

Thank Nik G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Peaceful to walk through and look at the gorgeous monuments and you will find some famous names as well. Tennessee is the Marble State, btw.

Thank Denise M
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

this is a nice cemetary. it has a very small gate to get into and is a little difficult to drive through but it can be done.

Thank Judy D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This historic cemetery has remarkable history and beautiful monuments to the early residents of Knoxville.

Thank letstravelTx
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Beautiful tribute to those who have gone before. Many soldiers from the Civil War forward buried here. Wonderful for Memorial Day or July 4th to honor those who have defended our freedoms.

Thank herewego1997

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