Central Hill Cemetery

Cemetery

503 Summit Street

This is Kingsport’s oldest cemetery, dating from the mid-1600’s. The oldest graves (the earliest legible date is 1640-something) are found at the top of the hill in the southern one-third of the cemetery. The northern portion of the graveyard is more recent, and stones found here date from 1700 on. Dates after 1850 are relatively rare, due to the opening of Underwood Park Cemetery at this time.

Overgrown willows shade the old graveyard. Many of the ancient gravestones are crumbling and broken away, although many still display elaborate scrollwork and creepy death’s-heads. In places, twining vines and ivy have smothered even the taller grave markers.

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Central Hill Cemetery

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