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Davidson County Cemetery Survey

Since November 1999, over 200 volunteers have recorded inscriptions on tombstones in over 400 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 the Metropolitan Government Archives, the Nashville Room of the Nashville Public Library, Historic Nashville, Inc., and former State Archaeologist Nick Fielder.

To view the Davidson County Cemetery Survey online, please visit the Davidson County Cemetery Survey primer page of the Nashville Open Data Portal. Once there, follow the "View Data" tab to work with the survey. Genealogical information is available to the public via the Metro Archives and Nashville Room's collections.

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

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