Taylor Cemetery

The OES visited Taylor Cemetery on June 25, 2007. Established in 1833, Taylor Cemetery was located about 1,500 feet south of US Route 33 and Watkins Road on about .15 acre of land. This is the present-day intersection of US 33 and I-270. When Interstate 270 was being constructed in 1965, Taylor Cemetery happened to be in the path. Instead of building the freeway around the cemetery, those interred there were dug up and moved to a new home at the Madison-Truro Cemetery (also called Truro Presbyterian). Taylor Cemetery is located within a fenced section in the northwest corner of the cemetery. Although the cemetery had been officially established in 1833, many of the grave marker precede that date with at least eight from 1823 and some as far back as 1811. At least three veterans were buried in the Taylor Cemetery section, one from the Revolutionary War and two from the War of 1812. There were twenty-five concrete tombstones inscribed with ‘unknown’ that were likely unmarked graves or illegible stones when the cemetery was moved.

Location Information: Inactive Cemetery [Safe]

Taylor Cemetery is located in Madison-Truro Cemetery near the intersection of Noe-Bixby and Chatterton Roads; Franklin County.