CEMETERY, CARTERS CREEK ROAD, MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE
An endangered Cemetery
Near the southeast corner of the intersection of Butler Creek (also called Roy Sellers Rd) and Carters Creek Pike
Finding Polk Cemetery - Locator Map Area Views of the cemetery
KIRBY, Wright, Esq., 25 Apr 1778 - 13 Jul 1824. Age 54 years KIRBY, Monroe P., 3 Jul 1826 - 15 Nov 1829. Age 3 years. KIRBY, Lemuel E., 11 Jan 1837 - 31 Aug 1837. (Son of Ethelbert & Nancy Kirby) The remains of the Polks listed below were moved to St John Cemetery several years ago. The cemetery was named after the Polk's who lived in the Polk Antebellum Mansion which stood nearby until 1942 when it burned. (Links below take you to St Johns Cemetery.) POLK, John, died 24 May 1845. age 78 years. (Revolutionary War soldier.) (Note:This box tomb was moved from the Polk Cemetery on Carter's Creek Pike.) POLK, Elizabeth Anderson, died 24 Nov, 1829, age 63, (Wife of John Polk) (Note:This box tomb was moved from the Polk Cemetery on Carter's Creek Pike.) Three box tombs belonging to the Kirby family remain in this cemetery. The Polk graves were moved to St Johns cemetery where many other Polk kin are buried. This cemetery was surrounded by a rock wall at on time that kept the livestock from damaging it. That has long since fallen or been destroyed. The rocks for the wall are scattered around the cemetery. There is no easy way to evaluate unmarked graves in this cemetery due to the loose rocks. The Polk Cemetery with the Kirby memorials lined up. The boxtombs are broken and barely standing. Published in the book "They Passed This Way" by Marise Lightfoot and Evelyn Shackelford, Page B-76. Published again in "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries" 20 Jan 1987, by Fred Lee Hawkins, page 143. Visited, transcribed and photographed for this site on a clear cold day, 30 Jan 2008, by Wayne Austin.