Posted by: smyrnatnhistory | May 25, 2009

Waldron Cemetery

Though the actual location is in Davidson County, I am including the William Waldron Cemetery because of its proximity to Smyrna.  The 1975 cemetery books record the cemetery as being “on Carothers Rd 3/4 of a mile east of Battle Road on top of a hill with some large cedar trees.  All unmarked and some are slave graves.”  There is another Waldron Cemetery that has been surveyed and is on the Davidson County Cemetery site.

In danger of being lost as the area around it is developed, it is chronicled here in hopes its location can be marked and preserved.  It is known to be the final resting place of William Van Buren Waldron and his wife Sarah Boyd Waldron.  William was born in Elizabeth City, NC and was a soldier in the War of 1812.  His will was probated in Rutherford County, TN in 1857.  Sarah, his wife, is thought to have died in 1833 or 1834.

Anyone with more info on this family or the exact location of this cemetery, please leave a comment.

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  1. You seem to know a bit about the Waldron family. William and Sarah were my great-great-great grandparents. I would like to know where the cemetery is. All I know about it is that it was supposed to be close to a spring according to one of my aunts.

  2. I found a website that lists Lat/Log coordinates of many places in Tennessee, including cemeteries. It lists Waldron Cemetery in both Rutherford and Davidson County, but has different coordinates for both. The Davidson County has it in the middle of an undeveloped part of Battle Rd Park. The Rutherford coordinates is not far away just off Carothers Rd. Here is a link to Google Street View. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=35.98528%09-86.60278%09&sll=35.985299,-86.612864&sspn=0.039796,0.077162&ie=UTF8&ll=35.985301,-86.602731&spn=0.000622,0.001206&t=rh&z=20&layer=c&cbll=35.985328,-86.602635&panoid=BSxCv6yXhi_btdVHhkL3-Q&cbp=12,289.72,,0,2.9


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