Zion Christian Cemetery

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, I tell Rebecca the history behind Memphis’ oldest African-American graveyard: Zion Christian Cemetery. I was taken to the site by Tramica Morris (whose home we toured in our 16th episode – A Tour of Glenview Historic District). There are many notable Memphians buried there and ever […]

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Memphis’ Most Famous Cemetery

“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 […]