The dates are mostly in the 1830s to 50s. The nearby town of Clarksville, Tennessee, founded in the 1780s, was already a thriving community on the Cumberland River with shops and schools. Confederate president Jefferson Davis was born nearby.
Lord of the ages, God before time.
We are a vapor; you are eternal
Love everlasting reigning on high.
Graveyards have always appealed to my imagination because they are concrete links to a world long past, memories now forgotten. I was listening to An English Ladymass by an anonymous medieval composer the morning when I took these pictures. Very otherworldly. When I uploaded the pictures and clicked slideshow, my computer started playing "Be Unto Thy Name."