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Old 07-31-2009, 11:39 AM
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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
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:12 PM
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Someone told me that there is a cemetery behind Elkmont camp ground. Is that true?
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:18 PM
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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,
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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
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Thanks for taking the time to reply and the interesting story. Next time I'm there, I'm going to look for it.
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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.
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newton bald is located south of smokemont....4 miles up the trail....has a jenkins cemetery up there somewhere





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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.
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