Old Childress Cemetery at Picnic Hill in Warrior's Path State Park ~ Kingsport, TN.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum
N 36° 29.432 W 082° 29.074
17S E 367028 N 4039382
Quick Description: Commonly known as Picnic Hill, this little knoll is actually a old Childress family cemetery.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2017 12:04:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMVNCX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
Views: 9

Long Description:
The cemetery here has long been abandoned, all the grave markers have been removed and the large Oak tree that was once in the center is now gone as well.

Very few remember this old cemetery, and there is a concrete wall adjacent to the cemetery where the Park maintenance building used to be that has been confused as the cemetery location.

The coordinates are where the large Oak tree used to stand, and was the center of the cemetery.

Reviewer's note: by 1928, this site was already known as the "Old Childress Cemetery" at Fall Creek. According to "The Kingsport Times" newspaper (23 March 1928), Mrs Charles L Dickson was buried "in the old Childress Cemetery at Fall Creek." Mrs Dickson was born Sarah M Moody. Apparently the old cemetery was abandoned because eventually reinterment took place at the Oak Hill Memorial Park where there is a monument to Sarah M Moody and Charles L Dickson. State park staff can verify the location of this long-gone burial site.
City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Kingsport, Tennessee

Approximate number of graves: 30

Cemetery Status: Inactive Not Maintained/Abandoned

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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