Cemetery, Church, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
The Big Black Creek Historical Association, Inc. was formed to identify, preserve, and promote historical and cultural sites within eastern Haywood and western Madison Counties in Tennessee including the communities of Denmark, Leighton, Mercer, and Woodland. Restoration of the Denmark Presbyterian Church is underway with a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Madison County.
This is a small family cemetery for the Crittenden, Meriwether and Cobb families. It is located just off the Denmark/Huntersville Road on Freeman Lane. The earliest grave is 1832. It contains the slaves of these families.
This cemetery is on the original site of the Denmark Presbyterian Church established in 1820. It is the largest cemetery in this area. There are grave dating back to 1823 many Civil War Soldiers are buried here. Two whose bodies were brought her after the Battle of Britton Lane which is four miles from the cemetery. It has Many stones made of White Marble form Italy. General John Ingram, Comander of the Denmark Danes is buired here. Civil War Comander.
This Cemetery dates back to the 1820's. There are 38 Confederate Troops buried here, they were killed and placed in what the community called the murder hole. Mr. Miles Hayes along with his slaves moved the bodies to this cemetery. He buried them in a trench. This was the site of a Methodist Church.
Cemetery, Church, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Military, Natural History
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