Historical marking ceremony held at Jackson Chapel Cemetery
HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — People recognized early founders of Chattanooga at a historical marking ceremony at the Cemetery at Chester Frost Park.
Friday afternoon, the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century held an unveiling for the marker at Jackson Chapel Cemetery.
Both early Hamilton County settlers and Cherokee graves are at the cemetery. The land belonged to Chief Richard Taylor.
Organizers say a lot of people don’t realize the historical significance of the place.
“I think it is very important to always recognize your historical sites. So many people in Chattanooga don’t realize that Jackson Chapel Cemetery is here although we have thousands every week that come in to this beautiful Chester Frost Park,” said Pauline Moore, with the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century.
The oldest grave in the cemetery is from 1810.