Thursday, January 7, 2010

Pleasant Forest Cemetery, Farragut, Knox County, TN

Burial place for the Second Governor of Tennessee, Archibald Roane.Born in Pennsylvania in 1759. Served as Governor between the terms of John Sevier, from 1801 to 1803. Friend of Andrew Jackson, who helped get him elected to Governor. He served under George Washington in the Revolutionary War and was present at Yorktown for the surrender of Cornwallis. He died in 1819 and is buried here, in far west Knox County. Roane County in Tennessee is named for him.
This cemetery is one of the oldest in the area. It was established in 1796 and many of the stones in the areas photographed here are very old and many were hard to read. There is a large marker that notes that this land was given by David and Mary Steel Campbell, who emigrated from Virginia and established the fort here called Campbell's Station.

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