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Cherry Hill Cemetery

Cherry Hill Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee

NE-11:  NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN.  Central Pike

 

CHERRY HILL CEMETERY WAS FEATURED IN AN ARTICLE IN THE TENNESSEAN, ON SEPTEMBER 23, 1992.  AT THAT TIME, DESCENDANT

JOE SULLIVAN WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HIS FAMILY GRAVEYARD ON CENTRAL PIKE.  MR. SULLIVAN STATED THAT HIS GREAT- GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER ELI CHERRY HAD OWNED THE PROPERTY AND STARTED THE CEMETERY IN THE 19TH CENTURY.   IN JANUARY 2004,  DAVIDSON COUNTY CEMETERY SURVEY PROJECT VOLUNTEERS TRIED

TO FIND SULLIVAN FAMILY MEMBERS BUT WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL. THE CEMETERY WAS THEN PLACED ON THE “LOST CEMETERY” LIST.

 

IN JANUARY, 2005, CEMETERY SURVEY VOLUNTEERS WERE REVIEWING NEW CEMETERIES IDENTIFIED ON THE METRO PLANNING  COMMISSION  MAP & PARCEL ID WEB SITE AND SAW A LISTING FOR A CEMETERY ON CENTRAL PIKE.    ON JANUARY 14, 2005,  SURVEY VOLUNTEERS LOCATED THIS CEMETERY ON CENTRAL PIKE,  “CHERRY HILL CEMETERY,” WITHIN THE COURTYARD OF AN OFFICE COMPLEX.  THIS GRAVEYARD HAS BEEN PROTECTED.  HISTORICAL MARKER ON SITE:

                                  CHERRY HILL CEMETERY
                                  Exact Origination Date unknown

                                                    Circa 1848

                               Known Families Believed Buried Here:

                                            ELI CHERRY, SR.

                                                 1774 – 1842

                                   NANCY WHITLEY CHERRY

                                                 1775 – 1842

                                   PIERCE WHITLEY CHERRY

                                                 1818 – 1853

                                NANCY ANN GLEAVES CHERRY

                                                 1820 – 1837

                     

             At The Southwest End Of The Cemetery Are Buried The Remains

         Of 50 Or More Native Americans Whose Remains Were Removed By

          A Former Landowner In About The Year 1985, And Were Stored At

         The Tennessee War Memorial Building Archives Until Their Reburial

            Here By Local Tribes of Native Americans Who Conducted Burial

                                      Ceremonies For The Occasion.

 

                 This Plaque Has Been Furnished By The Current Landowner

             Odell Binkley, Jr. In Keeping With His and His Family’s Pledge To

                       Protect And Keep Sacred This Small Plot of Ground.

 

SURVEY REPORT.  2-16-2005

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