Cemeteries and Family History Research
Although cemeteries are not considered a primary information source, gravestones are an excellent source of dates, birthplaces, maiden names, spouses' names and parents' names. They can also provide evidence of military service, membership in various organizations and religious affiliations. Visiting a cemetery can lead you to other family members that may be buried nearby. If the gravesite is well cared for and there are flowers on the grave, this could lead you to relatives that live nearby.
Meigs County Historical Cemeteries
When the TVA project began in the early 1930's it meant that many cemeteries would be covered by the rising waters behind the various dams on the river. There were 30,360 graves affected by these dams. Some of the graves were moved but but by no means all of them. We have on the following page, listings of the TVA Cemetery Removal records for both Rhea and Meigs Counties. Additionally, we have plotted many of the historical and current cemetery locations for Meigs county.
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