Comb grave in Jane R. McDonald Cemetery
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- 2013 June 8
Comb graves in Jane R. McDonald Cemetery, Overton Co., Tenn.
Comb graves are a type of covered grave that are often called "tent graves." The length of the grave was covered by rocks or other materials that look like the gabled roof or comb of a building. They were popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is conjectured that these graves were covered to protect them from either weather or animals, or perhaps both. While comb graves can be found in other southern states, the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee has the highest concentration of these types of graves.
- Finch, Richard
- Digital Library of Tennessee
- Contributing Institution
- Tennessee State Library & Archives
- Oak Dale (Tenn.)
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- Finch, Richard. Comb grave in Jane R. McDonald Cemetery. 2013 June 8. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll44/id/352. (Accessed November 14, 2019.)
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