CREEK/BROWN/OLD CITY CEMETERY, (Southeast of Columbia).
Partial list of the burials
Saturday, September 10, 2005 6:45 AM. An E-mail from Ronnie Erwin to Paulette Carpenter, Maury County TNGENWEB Project revealed this information. This a very significant location in Maury County History, It contains numerous burial sites of so many earlier settlers. My family has continually attempted to clean up the cemetery over the years; however, they too are becoming small in number and much remains to be done. Some work has been done to identify as many settlers in the cemetery as possible. This has resulted in even a greater love for this special place. It houses a minimum of 50 separate family names and a rough estimate of over 250 earlier settlers to Maury County. The cemetery lies on the east side of the Fleming property south of Columbia (Off of Highway 31). It can also be reached, with some difficulty from Mooresville Pike. All of the fences have come down and livestock are, and do, freely roam the grounds. There are some beautiful monuments that have been damaged, if not destroyed by the constant activity of these animals coming in and out of the cemetery. I would be happy to share photos and listings (incomplete) with anyone interested. I would also be thrilled to coordinate or be part of any restoration and preservation of this very noteworthy cemetery. During the Summer of 2006, plans are to fence in the grounds (possible sow the area with grass and begin the cleaning process of the monuments.
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