Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17

Thread: cemeteries, bears, and hazel fishing

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Rock Hill, SC
    Posts
    992

    Default

    I don't have a definitive answer, and without question there are Indian burial grounds within Park boundaries dating back countless centures. However, for settlers and date-specific information, I would think that the oldest cemeteries would be those in areas first settled. That means lower Luftee, Cades Cove, Proctor area, etc. Jim Casada

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Mid Tennessee
    Posts
    919

    Default

    Someone told me that there is a cemetery behind Elkmont camp ground. Is that true?

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    633

    Default Cemetaries

    Thanks for the post. Sounds like a great way to spend the day with your (in my case) wife.
    Hope everyone has a good weekend,
    John

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    The Glades
    Posts
    573

    Default

    behind the elkmont campground you will find the levi trentham cemetery....begun in 1928 when emaline died....interesting story, levi wanted to bury her next to his first son down by jakes creek and had two sons dig a hole...they didn't want her there, close to the creek, and told levi that...he disagreed...late in the night, the two boys poured water in the hole so that levi found it the next morning...so the cemetery is on the hill.....the grave and marker of the first son was lost during elkmont campgrounds construction
    I started with nothing, and I have most of it left.
    www.angelfire.com/film/samsfotosafari

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Mid Tennessee
    Posts
    919

    Default

    Thanks for taking the time to reply and the interesting story. Next time I'm there, I'm going to look for it.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Posts
    20

    Default

    I was at the elkmount cemetery this past week, the gate was locked.

    I can trace my family back to the 1850's N.C old Haywood county and down into Fannin county Ga.
    If anyone runs across the some history or grave markers for names Newton or Barlow, I'd sure like to be contacted.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    The Glades
    Posts
    573

    Default

    newton bald is located south of smokemont....4 miles up the trail....has a jenkins cemetery up there somewhere





    Quote Originally Posted by cag215 View Post
    I was at the elkmount cemetery this past week, the gate was locked.
    newton bald is located south of smokemont...trail is 4 tough miles.....has a missing jenkins cemetery up there somewhere




    I can trace my family back to the 1850's N.C old Haywood county and down into Fannin county Ga.
    If anyone runs across the some history or grave markers for names Newton or Barlow, I'd sure like to be contacted.
    I started with nothing, and I have most of it left.
    www.angelfire.com/film/samsfotosafari

Similar Threads

  1. Bears on Hazel Creek
    By Drifter in forum In The Backcountry
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-28-2010, 08:40 AM
  2. Hazel Creek Fishing?
    By GreenBoat in forum In The Backcountry
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-24-2010, 12:23 PM
  3. Hazel Creek Fly Fishing Club
    By hross03 in forum In The Backcountry
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-19-2009, 08:30 AM
  4. bears again
    By lauxier in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 02-16-2009, 06:41 PM
  5. Bears
    By Gerry Romer in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-11-2006, 01:06 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •