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Elmwood Mausoleum • Taken by volunteer David McCrosky.  David is a retired Naval officer and worked at the Executive Office of the President prior to his retirement in 2002.

Elmwood Mausoleum • Taken by volunteer David McCrosky. David is a retired Naval officer and worked at the Executive Office of the President prior to his retirement in 2002.

Elmwood Cemetery No Man's Land • In 1878 a yellow fever epidemic swept through the city and hundreds of people died, some of them the doctors, nurses, priests and nuns who were tending the sick.  The task of burying the dead was overwhelming and many never received a proper burial.  According to The American Plague by Molly Caldwell Crosby, “wagons full of bodies arrived, and citizens just walked into the cemetery, a corpse thrown over their shoulders and a shovel in their hands, to bury…

Tombstone Tuesday: No Man’s Land (Elmwood Cemetery – Memphis, Tennessee)

Elmwood Cemetery and park in Memphis, TN

Elmwood Cemetery and park in Memphis, TN

Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis, TN

Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis, TN

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Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery Mass graves and Victorian monuments mark the history of Memphis in this century cemetery

Hall Family gravesite in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis

Elmwood Cemetery, Office, and Entrance Bridge Historic Elmwood Cemetery is the oldest active cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.

Mausoleums still stand proudly in Elmwood Cemetery, and believe it or not, you can still purchase one. Barnett can pull out a catalog of mausoleums, but you’d have to be willing to spend “$350,000 to $400,000 or even some of them cost 1 million dollars,” he says. Though, just as you might expect, people aren’t buying them. Currently, the most expensive monument that stands at Elmwood is an obelisk which, above its base, is one single piece of granite and 65 feet tall, “It was installed in…

Memphis' Most Famous Cemetery

Memphis' Most Famous Cemetery - Memphis Type History

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