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Photo Tour of Elmwood Cemetery

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Introduction to Elmwood Cemetery
Photo Tour of Elmwood Cemetery
Photo by Teresa R. Simpson
Elmwood Cemetery
824 South Dudley St.
Memphis, TN 38104
901-774-3212
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Opened in 1852, Elmwood is Memphis' oldest active cemetery. Its name was literally drawn from a hat and was originally situated on 40 acres. The present-day Elmwood occupies 80 acres in inner-city Memphis.

There is a wide assortment of people that call Elmwood "home." Generals, mayors, outlaws, and everyday folks are all buried here. Some of these people have massive monuments in their honor, some rest beneath dilapidated tombstones that are sinking into the ground.

Without a doubt, Elmwood is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Memphis. With its breathtaking statuary and rich history, it is not to be missed. Enjoy this preview of the beauty you'll find at Elmwood.

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