Arrants Cemetery
Bluff City, Sullivan County


Cemetery: Arrants Cemetery
Other:
Sign: No
Street: 378-505 Mountain View Road
City: Bluff City (out of Piney Flats)
Township:
County: Sullivan
State: TN
Nation: USA
Zip: 37618
lat_ns: N
lat_h: 36
lat_mmss: 25 46
long_ew: W
long_h: 82
long_mmss: 17 15
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: Beside Mt. View Rd, behind white concrete bldng, near silo. Right side of rd going west
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: trees and gopher holes
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: None
Established: early 1800's
Gravestones: 25-30
Oldest: prob. 1813
Newest: 1937
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: No
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Yes
Availability: I have photos of most of the stones as of 2002.
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: Yes
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: Yes
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: No
Granite: Yes
Marble: Unsure
Native: Unsure
Slate: Unsure
Others: Unsure
Wood: No
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Unsure
Angels: Yes
Draperies: Unsure
Fraternal: Unsure
Hands: Yes
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Unsure
Plants: Yes
Photos: Unsure
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: No
Urns: No
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Unknown
Pollution: Unknown
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Good
Problem1: Encroachment
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Industrial
Bordering: Industrial
Change: Same
Reason: Roads
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Yes
Contacted: Sheriff Wayne Anderson of Sullivan Co., Sheriff C. Henson of Carter Co., and Editor of Sullivan Co., Genealogical Society Journal.

Surnames:

Arrants, Crumley, Mottern, Roberts,
Woods

Other_Information:

By the time I found it, it needed so much work I couldn't be of any use. The Woods family had done some clearing. Graves disappeared into sunken spaces. Lots of gopher holes destroying graves. Trees where bodies were buried.

Support:

Sheriff Wayne Anderson, 140 Blountville Byp, P O Box 589, Blountville, TN 37617. John C. Henson, Sheriff, 900 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton TN 37643.

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Name: Patricia Arrants (a descendant)
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Date: 11/26/2005