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Davidson County Cemetery Survey

Since November 1999, over 200 volunteers have recorded inscriptions on tombstones in over 350 cemeteries through the Davidson County Cemetery Survey project. Led by the Nashville Town Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Tennessee, the initial survey project also involved Metro Archives, the Nashville Room, Historic Nashville, Inc., and former State Archaeologist Nick Fielder. The genealogical information is now available to the public via the Archives and the Nashville Room’s collections and will soon be posted to this website.

Please call the Metropolitan Historical Commission at 615-862-7970 with any questions or concerns about Davidson County’s cemeteries.

Tennessee State Laws Concerning Cemeteries

Metropolitan Government Laws Concerning Cemeteries

Resources for Cleaning, Repair & Study

Learn more about the meaning of grave symbols