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Rose Hill Cemetery

  • Cemetery Street
  • Columbia, TN 38401
  • Overview

    Rose Hill Cemetery opened to the public in 1853, and became the new alternative to the older Greenwood Cemetery of which further expansion seemed unlikely. Rose Hill Cemetery boasts a fusion of both the rural Upland South folk graveyard tradition and the new, European-inspired, Victorian garden cemetery. War veterans and other notable figures are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery such as Edward Carmack a well-known lawyer, newspaper editor and state representative; and Washington Whitthorne, also a lawyer who served in the state and U.S. senate as well as the state and U.S. House of Representatives.