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Buried in Elmwood

In Podcast by Caitlin L. Horton0 Comments

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we both tell each other a few select stories about being buried in Elmwood Cemetery. First, we learn that Elmwood is the oldest nonprofit in Tennessee. Then Rebecca shares how the cemetery got its name even though it didn’t have any elms. I school you on the history of mourning (Queen …

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Memphis’ Most Famous Cemetery

In South Memphis by Rebecca Phillips0 Comments

“Memphis at rest since 1852.” That is the tagline for Elmwood cemetery, a place established as one of the first rural garden cemeteries in the south. It began with fifty men who drew names from a hat to determine what to call the land they had just purchased (originally 40 acres total). “They came up with the name Elmwood,” says …