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FRANCIS HILL CEMETERY, ATHENDALE, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE

Shown on Topographical maps as the Haywood Cemetery. Mr. Fred Hawkins called it the Hill-Haywood Cemetery. Find it at N35 40.335' Latitude and W87 5.269' Longitude.  Locator Map & other directions

Outside Rock Fence:
HAYWOOD, Mary A., 20 Jan 1836 - 20 Mar 1863. ‘Wife of R. Haywood.’ (Dau. Solomon & Marthena Sedberry Haywood; Stone tumbled.) 

HAYWOOD, Mary M., 29 Aug 1862 - 12 Jul 1863. "Daughter of R & M. A. Haywood",(Stone tumbled).

Inside Rock Fence:
HILL, Francis, 2 Feb 1760 - 21 Jun 1844. A soldier of the Revolutionary War.’

HILL, Elizabeth M., 16 Mar 1769 - 16 Apr 1840. ‘Consort of Francis Hill.’

HILL, Mary D., 10 Mar 1808- 12 Sep 1845.  

Directions (2006) by Jennie Joe Hardison: To the grave of Francis Hill, 2 Feb. 1760 - 21 June 1844. "A Soldier of the Revolutionary War". It is written on the tombstone. From downtown Columbia drive on US 31N turning left onto Tennessee Highway #7/Santa Fe Pike on the south side of the Duck River Bridge. Continue on TN Hwy. 7 until you pass the Chickasaw Trace Park on the left, and then turn left at the first road, the Santa Fe Pike. Immediately turn left (west), onto the Robert's Bend Lane/Road, driving pass the old Athendale School/Community Center. Next drive .5 miles to the home of Thomas Culbertson on the left, then turn left onto a farm road on the right side of the Culbertson home. Drive thru open fences heading due-right toward the TVA transmission lines and a large support tower high on the hill. The distance is in excess of 3,000 feet. The cemetery is located on the crest of the hill near the tower in a grove of large trees. The soldier's grave and two other graves are located inside a fence of hand cut limestone boulders, one foot by two feet in size. Other graves are located outside the man made rock fence.

Directions (1987) by Fred Hawkins in Cemeteries of Maury County Tennessee".: In Attendee, turn west onto Roberts Bend Rd. and go 3/4 mile to Mr. R. Hill’s place on left. Enter farm lane and follow it for 2000 ft. Cemetery is on hillside, almost under a T.V.A. transmission tower.

Directions (1961) by the authors of T.P.T.W. Turn left off of Santa Fe Pike at Athendale School into the Sellers Farm, about 1/4 mile from road on hill.

Dr. Thomas Gorman is the owner of the surrounding property. 

Several graves are marked with fieldstones according to Mr. Fred.

Listed on page B-48 in  "They Passed This Way" by Evelyn B. Shackelford, Marise P. Lightfoot & Mrs. Carl Pogue, 14 Feb 1961 and again on page 177 in "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries" by Fred Lee Hawkins on 3 Feb 1987.