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Old Central State Hospital Cemetery

AN-97: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, MURFREESBORO PIKE
 
5 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
 
STEWART         Born: 185?         Died: 18??
Front inscription: SOPHRONIA STEWART/ BORN IN/ SEQUACHIE CO./ TENN./ ? 8 185? DIED/ ? 18??
 
MARTIN             Born: 1897         Died: 1925
Front inscription: MAY MARTIN/ JAN 20 1897/ MAY 16 1925
 
DAVIS                 Born: 1917         Died: 1920 (sic)
Front inscription: JOHN N. DAVIS/ BORN IN/ WILSON CO. TENN/ 1917/ DIED/ DEC.12, 1920
 
RAY                     Born: 1892         Died: 1926
Front inscription: CHAS W. RAY/ PVT BATTERY R115/ AUG 14 1892/ JULY 16 1926
 
WEST                     Born: 1821         Died: 1858
Front inscription: IN MEMORY OF/ DAVID ROBINSON WEST/ BORN/ IN GREENEVILLE TENN/ JAN 1 1821/ DIED/ SEPT 1 1858/ AGED 24 YEARS/ 2 MOS & 27 (BROKEN)
 
SITE SURVEYED MARCH 5, 2002
 
Additions.   AN-97  Old Central State Hospital Cemetery
 
Request has been made, from the Davidson County Cemetery Survey project, to officials in the field of Mental Health,  to consider developing and providing lists of those buried in cemeteries on the grounds of Old Central State Hospital.   Before the cemeteries were closed to interments, in the 1950's, there were two separate cemeteries provided for deceased white patients and for deceased African-American patients.   If this burial information is made available by Mental Health officials,  the interment lists will be placed on the Davidson County Cemetery Survey web site.  Only five tombstones were located and recorded, by the Cemetery Surveyors on March 5, 2002, in white burial site.   There may have been as many as 1700 white burials and 700 African-American burials in the two cemeteries.

Updated Report.  3-22-2005


The burial records of patients who were interred in two cemeteries, on the grounds of the former Old Central State Hospital, are considered "Confidential" by the State of Tennessee.  No access to these names is available to the Davidson County Cemetery Survey project.

Updated Report.  7-14-2013



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