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Temple Cemetery

NW-44:  NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN.  15th Avenue North

The Temple Cemetery is broken into 5 sub-listings:

 
IN 1851, THE FIRST ACT OF THE FLEDGLING NASHVILLE JEWISH COMMUNITY WAS TO PURCHASE LAND FOR A CEMETERY.  THIS GROUP, THE HEBREW BENEVOLENT BURIAL ASSOCIATION, BECAME THE FIRST NASHVILLE JEWISH CONGREGATION, AND WAS CALLED CONGREGATION MOGEN DAVID FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY.  TODAY THE CONGREGATION IS KNOWN AS THE TEMPLE, CONGREGATION OHABEL SHOLEM.   THE ORIGINAL PIECE OF PROPERTY BECAME THE NUCLEUS FOR THE NINE-ACRE TEMPLE CEMETERY.

History prepared by Annette Ratkin, Archivist for the Jewish Federation and The Temple Archives. March 22, 2004.
 
TEMPLE CEMETERY RECORDS WERE SENT TO THE DAVIDSON COUNTY CEMETERY SURVEY PROJECT ON MARCH 11, 2004, BY ANNETTE RATKIN, ARCHIVIST, AND ADAM L. INLANDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TEMPLE.
 
TEMPLE CEMETERY WAS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES IN 2004.
 
SURVEY REPORT  2-16-2005