Elmwood Cemetery

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Facility:Elmwood Cemetery
Description:Elmwood Cemetery is one of the most beautiful historic cemeteries in the South. Established in 1852 as a rural garden cemetery, it has 80 acres of rolling grounds, flowering dogwoods and crepe myrtles, ancient towering trees, and impressive memorials among winding paths and lanes. Elmwood Cemetery, the Office Cottage, and the Entry Bridge are all on the National Register of Historic Places.

Elmwood Cemetery tells the history of this region. Some of this history includes the famous and the infamous. Civil War historian Shelby Foote was buried here in 2005. Elmwood tells many stories of the Civil War including the liaison between Mrs. Jessie Mc Kissack Peters and Confederate General Earl Van Dorn that ended when her husband, Dr. George Peters, shot Van Dorn to death. Dr. and Mrs. Peters later reunited and are buried together. Another Confederate soldier, "Kit" Dalton, joined Quantrill's Raiders, a group known for their guerilla tactics. After the war, Dalton rode with the outlaws Frank and Jesse James, but was later pardoned and pledged to change his outlaw ways while living his last years in Memphis
A D D R E S S
Address 1:824 S. Dudley Street
Address 2:
City:Memphis
State/Province:TN
Zip Code:38104
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Every day 8:00 - 4:30
Admission:Free
Telephone:(901) 774-3212
Website:Visit Website
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