(MURFREESBORO) Everyone's looking for signs of spring! Daffodils blooming, Bradford pear trees in full color, robins singing and yes--lawnmowers at Evergreen Cemetery, corner of North Highland Avenue and Greenland Drive.
Springtime in Tennessee is measured in part by riding mowers and weed eaters. For the next several months, crews will be constantly keeping the city owned historic burial ground in immaculate condition. From March 15th through fall, the Evergreen maintenance team will be giving the 90-acre site in the heart of the city in pristine condition.
Evergreen is governed by a 34-member board of directors and chaired by local attorney John Rucker, Jr. He has guided the group for over 24 years. Part of the cemeteries beauty is found in the stately centuries old maples, oaks and magnolias.
It started as a slave cemetery, but in 1870 Oaklands Plantation owner Dr. James Maney deeded 20 acres to the city. This would replace the almost filled Old City Cemetery that is on Vine Street.
Again, if you have loved ones who are now at Evergreen, make certain all flowers, vases, glass trinkets and other items around the tombstones, please remove them immediately (effective March 15, 2019).