TVA Cemetery Relocation Project

TVA's Cemetery Relocation Records document the work of TVA's Cemetery Relocation Unit, a unit no longer in service at TVA. The files contain the forms, signed by the nearest living relative, granting permission to TVA for grave removal. Other documents preserved include such sensitive material as the description for each corpse and coffin when removed, plat maps of cemeteries involved, reinterment information, and original field notes of the workers. A database file has been created from the original documents allowing searches by surname, cemetery namer, TVA project, state and county.

TVA's Cemetery Relocation Records are located a the National Archives-Southeastern Branch in East Point, Georgia.

The Hiwassee Project required the removal of 462 graves.

The linked pages provide a listing from the database regarding the graves removed in Cherokee County, North Carolina.

Please note: This is not a database; the index pages are bit maps and may be slow in loading. The indices contain information which may help you locate your ancestor.

The following pages are available at this web site with the permission of the TVA. To obtain copies of the index, contact Patricia Bernard Ezzell, Historian, at 865-632-1582 or write to her at the TVA office, 17 Ridgeway Road, Norris, Tennessee 37828-0020. To acquire copies of the original documents, write to the National Archives, East Point, Georgia.

Page 1-Rose Cemetery, Hiwassee Baptist Cemetery
Page 2-Hiwassee Baptist Cemetery
Page 3-Hiwassee Baptist Cemetery
Page 4-Hiwassee Baptist Cemetery
Page 5-Hiwassee Baptist Cemetery
Page 6-Hiwassee Baptist Cemetery, Thomas Payne, Martin Private, Asa James Private
Page 7-Asa James Private, James A Carroll, Davidson-Bates, McDonald Private
Page 8-McDonald Private, Pleasant Grove
Page 9-Pleasant Grove
Page 10-Pleasant Grove
Page 11-Pleasant Grove
Page 12-Pleasant Grove
Page 13-Pleasant Grove, Clark Private, Fowler, Ogreeta Public
Page 14-Ogreeta Public
Page 15-Ogreeta Public
Page 16-Ogreeta Public, John Timpson, Farmer Private, Hightower Private, Old Persimmon
Page 17-Old Persimmon, Montgomery, Grape Creek
Page 18-Grape Creek
Page 19-Grape Creek
Page 20-Grape Creek, Tom James, Nottely River, Hartness
Page 21-Hartness, Sunset
Page 22-Sunset
Page 23-Deaver, Clonts

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