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MOORE CEMETERY, CULLEOKA TENNESSEE

From Culleoka go west on Mooresville Pike to Frank Moore Road. Turn right or north and go 1/2 mile to old Moore place. The house is a lovely log house that has been restored. The cemetery is on the hillside, to the right of house, in a clump of trees surrounded by a rock wall that is in a declining state.

MAP of the Location     Area photos of the Cemetery



MOORE, Nath. T., 13 Dec 1806 - 30 Sep 1887. 
MOORE, Eliza, 23 Dec 1810 - 13 Jun 1839. (28-06-20.) "Wife of Nath T. Moore."
MOORE, Mrs. Salina J., d. 17 Apr 1836. (26-09-21.) Box tomb
MOORE, Eliza A., d. 21 Aug 1834. "Dau. J. T. & S. J." (Box tombstone is crumbling.)
SMITH, Robert B., 18 Dec 1815 - 12 Oct 1828. Box tomb
SMITH,  . . . cy A., 18 Apr 1839 - died . . Apr  . . . .  "Daughter of F. J. & M. Smith." (Box tombstone broken.)


The Moore Cemetery behind the rock wall as photographed on 30 Dec 2005.

There is a box tomb but the top is gone. All but one of the others are also box tombs and the tops are crumbling and it is very difficult to read them. The rock wall that once enclosed this cemetery is falling down. The stones that form that are scattered around leaving a cluttered look. This cemetery is as near completely destroyed as any I have seen. NLVNCPA, stands for Neglect, Livestock, Vandals, Natural Causes, & Public Apathy, the cause of this.

Sources:
Photos and research of Wayne Austin. Published here first on 18 Dec 2007. Revised 2/26/2008. 
"Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries", 6 Mar 1987, by Fred Lee Hawkins, page 498.
"They Passed This Way", 21 Mar 1963, by J. C. Parrish & Marise Lightfoot, page D-207.)