CEMETERY, (Spring Hill), MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
This photo is of the large area where the Haynes Haven re-interments were laid after they were removed from the site of the giant Automotive plant. They put in place one memorial.
This photo shows both cemetery site in perspective with the Cheairs Cemetery on this end and the historical site for the unmarked graves mentioned above. See stone below
The new monument to those unknown souls, see below. It is likely most of these folks were slaves but could be anyone's ancestor.
Inscribed as follows:
"Here lies persons unknown removed from Haynes Haven land, reinterred with reverence at this site this 10th day of Nov. 1986." In the process of excavating the site for the new Saturn plant, workers discovered the remains of several persons who had been buried in unmarked graves on the Haynes Haven property. The Company removed the remains to this site, on the other side of Highway 31, and reinterred them beside the old Cheairs Cemetery. Space was left for any other such remains that might be found in the area. Due to the large number of fieldstones scattered about there evidently were already a number of graves marked without inscribed stones.
Photo by Wayne Austin based on survey in the morning of Tuesday 24 Feb 2009.
Information compiled from commonly found documents around the county relating to Saturn Automotive land transition.