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Directions 1986:
- Located in Columbia. Go south on Highland Avenue to the Church of the Nazarene. The cemetery is behind the church in a grove of trees almost surrounded by residences but in an enclosed fence on the Church Property. By Fred L. Hawkins.
Directions 2007:
- Located in Columbia. Go south on Highland Avenue to the church property at 2302 Highland Street, take the private drive called Grace Lane beside the parking lot. At the last house on the left, turn left down the driveway and you will see the fenced cemetery on your right. By Lauri Miller, 2007.

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BROWN, John B., 14 Feb 1802 - 30 Dec 1862.
BROWN, Luvicy, 15 Dec 1804 -23 Mar 1857. 'Wife of John B. Brown'
DOOLEY, James, d. 17 Jun 1824, in his 78th yr. of age. (Revolutionary War Soldier.)
DOOLEY, William, d. 22 Feb 1822, in his 50th year.
DOOLEY, Jane F., d. 7 Feb 1847, aged 64. 'Consort of William Dooley.'
DOOLEY, Paris F., 23 Aug 1800 - 12 Apr 1830. (son of James Dooley and second wife Rachel Rutledge Moore Dooley)
DOOLEY, Thomas P., 3 Nov 1813 - 19 May 1814.(son of William and Jane Dooley.)
DOOLEY, M. P. (Martin Pemberton), 14 Apr 1819 -10 Sep 1876. (Son W.A. & Jane F. Dooley; 2nd Lt., Co. E. 48 Tenn Infantry, C.S.A.)
DOOLEY, Mary Joyce, 13 Dec 1820 - 6 Jan 1910. 'Wife M. P. Dooley.' (Daughter of Peter Joyce and Mary Jennings; Married Martin P. Dooley on 8 Mar 1838; 18 children.)
DOOLEY, Simpson, 5 Jan 1819 - 15 Feb 1819. 
DOOLEY, Gilbert W., d. 16 Aug 1859, in 25th yr. of age. (the eighth child born to William and Jane Rutledge Dooley.)
DOOLEY, G. (Gilbert) W., 20 Jan 1841 - 30 May 1846. "Son of M. P. & M. A. Dooley.'
DOOLEY, Eliza Jane, 29 Jun 1853 - 6 Jul 1853."Daughter of Frances E. & McKinney Dooley". McKinney was the son of William & Jane Dooley. (Top of box tomb, broken into fragments.)
DOOLEY, Footstone, "W. D.' No headstone found.
RUTLEDGE, Mrs. C., no dates inscribed. (Chloe Johnson Rutledge, wife of William Rutledge, a Rev. War Vet. from Rowan County, NC.) She married William Rutledge April 3, 1782, in Wilkes County, NC. She was the daughter of Jeffrey Johnson and Rachel Walker.

The Dooley Cemetery of Columbia, Maury County, TN
Dooley Cemetery was the burial ground of the James Dooley family beginning in the early 1800's. William Dooley, son of James was a founding Justice of Maury County, TN. The cemetery is located behind a church at 2302 Highland Ave Columbia, TN. It holds the remains of James Dooley, a revolutionary war patriot, William Dooley, a patriot of the war of 1812 and Martin Pemberton Dooley (son of William) a Civil War patriot and many other Dooley relations. 
This cemetery survey was done by Lauri Dooley Miller and other descendents and interested parties. For further information and/or comments you may E-mail Lauri in Texas at Also if you can help in any way in the upkeep of this cemetery please let Lauri know, because the cemetery is growing up in brush again.

Also published in the following books:
They Passed This Way, Page A-91 1964.
Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries, page 271-272, 1988. Information which is at variance with the book Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries is intentional and reflects the intense family research efforts of the Dooley family descendents included here from Lauri Dooley Miller.