CEMETERY (Historic) SOUTHPORT, MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE
These are photos of the entrance and sign to Matthews Cemetery. As one can see there is still plenty of room for new burials in this cemetery. The photos are looking west at the cemetery while standing near the entrance and next to the sign. The road is on our left past the thicket. The sign says: "MATTHEWS CEMETERY established 1811." Judging from the patination (normal discolorations that form on hard stone over time, in this case, chalky blue) I would venture the entrance sign is older than 50 years and if I really made an educated guess I would say it was set in the early 1900s. OK, now someone prove me wrong or that it is even older. I believe it to be high quality limestone and not composed of granite. Photo and information by Wayne Austin Dec 13, 2004.
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