Black-owned Clarksville cemetery added to National Register of Historic Places

Clarksville’s Mt. Olive Cemetery is one of six sites across Tennessee recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.

At 7.24 acres with at least 1,350 burials, Mt. Olive is the largest and oldest private Black cemetery in Clarksville. 

A ground-penetrating radar survey suggests that there are more burials since more than 90% of the graves are unmarked, according to an application submitted to the National Register of Historic Places. 

“Family plots have mostly been identified…

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