(Col Hugh) CEMETERY, Kedron Rd., MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE
We are looking southwest across the well maintained Col. Hugh Brown Cemetery. Most of the little stones set to the east of the larger ones are footstones. The graves are in the middle between the headstone on the west side and the footstone on the east side. This was late in the evening so the western shadow of the sun can be seen casting across the stones eastward.
There are many unmarked stones here which are fieldstones marking graves mostly on the eastern side of the cemetery. That may be the oldest section or it could be slave graves. Some of the fieldstones shown on our far left as flat top stones may go back prior to 1815 when generally inscribed memorials became widely used in this area.
This photo taken standing on the wall from the south west corner shoots across the cemetery pointing eastward and captures much of the memorials including the rock wall opening. I believe about all the inscriptions face the east in this cemetery. That shadow in the right lower part of the photo is from the John S. Brown memorial.
Panning the camera to the northwest yields this photo of the balance of the cemetery. There are no stones in the black shadow of the wall.
Information and photo by Wayne Austin 30 Jan 2008.
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