Riverside Cemetery (Jackson, Tennessee)
|Location||300 Riverside Dr, Jackson, Tennessee|
|Area||10.5 acres (4.2 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||03000394|
|Added to NRHP||May 9, 2003|
The City of Jackson established Riverside Cemetery in 1824 to replace the original municipal graveyard founded a few years earlier. Most remains from the earlier cemetery were reinterred at Riverside, either when it opened or in 1871-72. The oldest legible marker is for Mary Jane Butler (died 1824). Riverside Cemetery holds approximately 4,000 graves, but only 3,000 markers remain. It is estimated that there are 200 unmarked burials, including approximately 100 Confederate soldiers who died during the war, plus slaves buried prior to 1865. Riverside continues to accept a limited number of burials from families whose plots have space.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Jonathan K. T. Smith, Tombstone Inscriptions in Historic Riverside Cemetery in Jackson Tennessee, rev. ed., Privately published, 1998.
- "National Register of Historic Places Listings May 16, 2003". United States National Park Service. Retrieved 23 June 2011.