During the past year I’ve been noticing something kind of weird: old cemeteries in unexpected places. It’s actually very common to see old cemeteries around these parts, especially off of roads.
But there are some that I’ve stumbled upon by accident. I never would’ve known they were there if I hadn’t have taken a couple of the detours and excursions that I had.
Last October I took a mini-Haunt Jaunt to capture a couple of these cemeteries in unexpected places on film, both in photographs and video. I’m finally getting around to sharing the results. (Have I ever mentioned how colossally poky I am? Well, if you didn’t know before, you do now.)
A couple of miles down from our house is the Wexford Downs/Winfield Park subdivision. I rarely have any reason to drive through it, but one day traffic was backed up on Holt Road so my husband told me to cut through the subdivision to get going on our way. That’s when I saw the cemetery.
If we hadn’t been in a hurry to get wherever we were going, I would’ve stopped right then to take some pictures. But since it was so close, I had the opportunity to go back and not only snap photos but get some video as well.
I was really impressed that this small, old cemetery was kept intact like it was when the subdivisions were being developed. It was a gem to discover.
ELLINGTON AGRICULTURAL CENTER
On one of our first visits to the Ellington Agriculture Center, we came off the Roger’s Walk path and caught up with the Ag Connector path. BOOM! right there smack near the trail head behind some bushes and near a parking lot for one of the campus buildings was a little cemetery. A very old, very weathered cemetery.
I had a heck of a time reading any of the engravings, but Wayne thought he was able to make out a date on one of the tombstones as 1822.
Below are some pictures not only of the cemetery but of a little bit more of the Agricultural Center. (I adore it there. It’s very pastoral and peaceful. One of my favorite haunts in Nashville.)