Templeton Cemetery
Smyrna, Rutherford County, Tennessee

Cemetery: Templeton Grove
Other: Read, Enon Church

Sign: No

Street: Florence Rd

City: Smyrna


County: Rutherford

State: TN

Nation: USA


Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions: East of intersection of Florence Rd and Enon Springs Rd, south side of road, 200 yds before curve in road

Type: Road-public

Location: Rural

Terrain: Level

Watersource: No

Features: many trees

Property: Public

Access: Open

Enclosure: Fence-Broken

Gate: None

Established: 1826 as far as I know

Gravestones: 25

Oldest: 1826

Newest: 1915

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: Unsure

Repairs: Unsure

Methods: Other

Restoration: Unsure

Association: Unsure

Records: Yes

Inventory: Yes

Availability: Rutherford Co Cemetery Records Vol I, by Rutherford Co Historical Society

Landscaping: No

Paths: No

Trees: Yes4

Crypts: Unsure

Fencing: Unsure

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: Unsure

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: No

Granite: No

Marble: No

Native: Unsure

Slate: Unsure

Others: Unsure

Wood: No

Materials: Unsure

Architectural: Unsure

Angels: No

Draperies: No

Fraternal: No

Hands: No

Lambs: No

Monograms: No

Plants: Yes

Photos: No

Religious: No

Scrollwork: Yes

Urns: No

Carvings: Yes

Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction

Unmarked: Yes

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Yes

Weather: Unknown

Pollution: Unknown

Vandalized: No

Report: Yes







Overgrowth1: Problem-Access




GroundCover: Yes


Vines: Yes

Drainage: Problem-Seasonal

Problem1: Encroachment

Problem2: Apathy

Owner: Unknown

Use: Agricultural

Bordering: Woods

Change: Same

Reason: Roads

Visited: Rarely

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Unknown

Contacted: nobody yet


Bryan, Davis, Johns, Read


Burial site of John Nash Read, early settler of Rutherford County. To see many photos: http://www.kimshockey.com/cem/templetongrove.html


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Date: 3/13/2003