Fort Loudon Reservoir Cemeteries [OUT of PRINT]


The Tennessee Valley Authority [ TVA ] Act was passed in 1933 to improve navigability, control flooding of the Tennessee River, and provide for the Valley's agricultural and industrial development. Before the dam was flooded, graves had to be relocated to high ground.

An exhaustive effort was made to identify each grave-site and obtain removal agreements from surviving relatives and cemetery trustees. Then, graves and monuments were moved to eleven re-interment cemeteries. In the process, valuable vital record information was gathered.

This publication contains listings for those originally buried in the following cemeteries in Blount, Knox and Loudon Counties, Tennessee:

  • Ballards Chapel Cemetery
  • Clarks Grove Cemetery
  • Cloyds Creek Cemetery
  • Colored Public Cemetery
  • Grandview Cemetery
  • Kincer Private Cemetery
  • Leeper Private Cemetery
  • Louisville Memorial Cemetery
  • Louisville Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Middle Settlement Cemetery
  • Mount Olive Cemetery
  • Rocky Hill Cemetery
  • George Slave Cemetery
  • Smyrna Cemetery

Each entry is keyed to a map which reflects the new cemetery and exact location of burial. A great resource.

302. Elizabeth GRAHAM, Age 88, Date of Death: 1940, Information Given by Ms. Ada Underwood, Daughter
268. Jane Warren JOHNSON, Age 45, Date of Death: 1878, Information Given by Ms. Arthur Jacobs, Grand-Daughter. Additional Information: b. 7 Nov. 1831 - d. 27 Oct. 1878 (Listed Also: Carolina Jane JOHNSON
272. Nancy S. STEVENS, Age: 67, Date of Death: 1877, Additional Information: b. 17 Jun 1810, d. 25 June 1877, Wife of Rev. R.M. STEVENS

#5 - LOUISVILLE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY - Located on the left bank of Lackey Creek near the east end of Church Street in the town of Louisville, TN on the property of Louisville Methodist Episcopal Church. Contained 387 well kept graves, 90 monuments. Mean elevation 810 feet. Removal agreements were executed by the nearest surviving relatives and the cemetery trustees for the 387 graves. These graves and monuments were moved to eleven reinterment cemeteries. All monuments were cleaned, repaired where necessary and reset. A number of these monuments were large and required new concrete bases. All graves not monumented were marked with standard metal grave markers. Here follows the records of the 387 graves.

James L. Douthat

2003, (2023), paper, index, 52 pp.