Cemetery Survey of Davidson County, Tennessee

In the fall of 1999, a comprehensive
survey of Davidson County cemeteries
was launched.

This survey, being conducted by
volunteers, is locating and recording
the tombstones in family and church
graveyards throughout the county.

The Davidson County Cemetery Survey
was originally initiated with 12 Colonial
Dames. Since then, over 375 community
volunteers have been involved in visiting
cemeteries and recording tombstone
inscriptions.

Another 250 volunteers have provided
local history, family history, cemetery
directions and archaeological assistance.
Fletch Coke and Bertie Shriver have served
as the Volunteer Coordinators for the project.
Ken Fieth, Director of Metropolitan Government Archives, set up a database for the cemetery findings. Nashville Town Committee of Colonial Dames (NSCDA-TN) contributed funds to engage data entry personnel to enter the tombstone inscriptions and cemetery information on the database. The project is ongoing.

To find out more, see About this project.