Established in 2007

The Historic Nashville City Cemetery Endowment Fund was  established to preserve the past for the future. Opened in 1822, the City Cemetery is the oldest continuously operated public cemetery in Nashville. The stories of 20,000 individuals and families from the 1820s to the present day, including city mayors and some of Nashville’s founders, are told through the gravestones – both simple and ornate. The City Cemetery is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its historical and architectural significance, and this Fund will help maintain its grandeur for future generations.