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Knox County Old Gray Cemetery

543 N Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917-7408
+1 865-522-1424
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I love to visit old cemeteries and could spend hours walking through them. However on the day we... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Mimi R
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Lincolnton, North Carolina
Very quick visit

I could spend hours here wandering around. The oldest cemetery in Knoxville. Lots of shade and a... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
mrschief28
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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543 N Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917-7408
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I love to visit old cemeteries and could spend hours walking through them. However on the day we visited we did not get out and walk around the Old Gray Cemetery because the grass was knee high. We did drive through and enjoyed what we...More

Thank Mimi R
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I could spend hours here wandering around. The oldest cemetery in Knoxville. Lots of shade and a very good map of the layout.

Thank mrschief28
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The first time I took the bus and I was in awe of all the history here by reading all the old tombstones and looking at the ornate headstones that are NOT made anymore! The headstones were made by great artisans! I saw a fig...More

Thank Marta E
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Very interesting place to visit and stroll around. Lots of old cemetery markers and statues. The downside is that it is in a homeless persons area, so I strongly recommend going only during daylight hours and only in groups.

Thank NatureChaser
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

I love old cemeteries like this one. The old tombstones are such beautiful relics and make for some lovely photographs. I see that many people are complaining about the homeless who sleep here, but I didn't see much of that other than two people sleeping...More

Thank LDS219
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I am not giving the actual Cemetery a bad review. I am giving the living people who's responsibility it is to take care of a historical Cemetery a bad review. This Cemetery is amazing and old and beautiful. Many graves from the 1800s and beautiful...More

1  Thank Christine0305
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Very historical and a lot of things to see great place just to walk around and look at all the surroundings there great family place to go to as well or just go to take some pics as well very old stones there

Thank Debbie C
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Peaceful and beautiful place to visit! ! Lots of history on these grounds and a great spot to photograph!

Thank Brenda C
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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...More

1  Thank Brandi V
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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
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