Found an old graveyard on our land.

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Was walking through this morning and something caught my eye. Several headstones and several more simple stone markers. The one I could read said 1881.

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Re: Found an old graveyard on our land.

Wow. Awesome find. I always have to wonder about the day to day of those folks that lived then and the circumstances of their deaths.
 
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You need to notify the local property assessors office of the location, they appreciate acts of kindness like this
 
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Chaneylake":2glpbet7 said:
You need to notify the local property assessors office of the location, they appreciate acts of kindness like this
Land owner said he was aware of it so they may already know. Forgive my ignorance, but what would they do with that information?

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MUP":i4j2c8or said:
Wow. Awesome find. I always have to wonder about the day to day of those folks that lived then and the circumstances of their deaths.
Same here. I've always been very interested in history and this was just something really unique to me.

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Re: Found an old graveyard on our land.

More than likely, that small parcel is not part of your deed
 
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flyboy206":3ew0kvxo said:
More than likely, that small parcel is not part of your deed
I'm not following... It's well within the property boundaries.

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Re: Found an old graveyard on our land.

duckduck84":1u8ic63w said:
Chaneylake":1u8ic63w said:
You need to notify the local property assessors office of the location, they appreciate acts of kindness like this
Land owner said he was aware of it so they may already know. Forgive my ignorance, but what would they do with that information?

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Highly needed when someone is researching dead relatives
 
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Chaneylake":3epamljk said:
duckduck84":3epamljk said:
Chaneylake":3epamljk said:
You need to notify the local property assessors office of the location, they appreciate acts of kindness like this
Land owner said he was aware of it so they may already know. Forgive my ignorance, but what would they do with that information?

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Highly needed when someone is researching dead relatives
Ah gotcha!

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Re: Found an old graveyard on our land.

duckduck84":bahgx1of said:
flyboy206":bahgx1of said:
More than likely, that small parcel is not part of your deed
I'm not following... It's well within the property boundaries.

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When my place was surveyed, they cut out a very small portion with an old cemetery. Here's a link, not sure if this is the most current.

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/envir ... teries.pdf

"If a cemetery exists (or is determined to be present) on a particular piece of property, then the landowner has certain obligations that must be followed. For example, construction must allow a ten-foot buffer around the perimeter of the graves, five-foot buffer around a crypt (T.C.A. 46-8-103). Also, family members have a right to
visit the graves of their ancestor, even though someone else may own the property. In addition, if a cemetery is shown on a deed, the immediate owner and future buyers have an obligation to protect the graves from disturbance.
To protect an ancestral burial ground, family members should make sure the cemetery is well marked with a fence and a sign. Also, the cemetery should be surveyed by a professional surveyor and recorded on the deed. These actions will help ensure that the cemetery will be part of the public record."
 
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Re: Found an old graveyard on our land.

I wouldn’t say anything. I won’t buy anything with a cemetery on it. Worst experiences I’ve ever had with hunting property around involved cemeteries. Everybody ends up having a relative there and use that as an excuse to trespass and poach.


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Re: Found an old graveyard on our land.

I won't be getting involved with notifying anyone. The land owner knows about it and has been out there for awhile. It's all farm land so as far as notification goes, I've done all I'm going to do.

I just thought it was an interesting find.

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Re: Found an old graveyard on our land.

I have 2 on my property. 1 I've always known about and one I just found 5 or 6 years ago.
 
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Re: Found an old graveyard on our land.

My bet is that the land owner doesn't really own the cemetary land.

Find the land on the TN Real Estate Tax Assessment property viewer page and it will show it as a cememtary and not part of the property where located.

http://www.assessment.cot.tn.gov/RE_Assessment/
 
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Re: Found an old graveyard on our land.

FTG-05":1yr4nisl said:
My bet is that the land owner doesn't really own the cemetary land.

Find the land on the TN Real Estate Tax Assessment property viewer page and it will show it as a cememtary and not part of the property where located.

http://www.assessment.cot.tn.gov/RE_Assessment/
You would lose that bet then lol

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Re: Found an old graveyard on our land.

duckduck84":ngzfcb2r said:
FTG-05":ngzfcb2r said:
My bet is that the land owner doesn't really own the cemetary land.

Find the land on the TN Real Estate Tax Assessment property viewer page and it will show it as a cememtary and not part of the property where located.

http://www.assessment.cot.tn.gov/RE_Assessment/
You would lose that bet then lol

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Have 2 on my property and it doesn't say that. Even states on my deed their are cemeteries on it.
 
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Re: Found an old graveyard on our land.

many old cemeteries are not excluded in the transfer of property, they are just there and a person can basically do nothing about it

there is quite often no deed work on extremely old ones
 
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Re: Found an old graveyard on our land.

I can show you many tracts of land with cemetery's on them and it's Not in the deed.

Personally, I would Not go report it to any government body, if was Selling it it would disclose that it was there to the Buyer only.

I have seen graves of Civil War soldiers in unmarked cemetery's even
 

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