Historical Markers StoppingPoints.com Historical Markers, Sightseeing & Points of Interest Scenic Roads & Points of Interest
About Us | Photo Gallery | Free Widgets | Featured States | Search Site
Register or Edit LoginRegister
Home Tennessee Shelby County Memphis Historical Markers Calvary Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery

1663 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 6' 3.23388", -90° 1' 9.059376"
  Tennessee TN State Historical Marker
Tennessee State
Historical Marker

Consecrated in 1867 to serve the booming populations of the Catholic Irish, Germans and Italians, Calvary became the second Catholic Cemetery in Shelby County. Monsignor Martin Riordan, V.G., of St. Patrick Parish, was a leading proponent and advocate during the early development of Calvary Cemetery along with Terence McCarney, one of the early superintendents. The Cemetery contains the remains of over 45,000 of the faithful departed, include the Martyrs of Memphis; Mary Magdalene Hodges, recipient of the Miracle of Memphis; C.P.J. Mooney, Commercial Appeal editor; and many others, some famous and some known only to God. Many generations of the same families, poor to rich, are buried in Calvary. Almost every religious group that served the Catholic population in Memphis is represented at Calvary, which is still active and growing.

Erected 1999 by Shelby County Historical Commission and Catholic Diocese of Memphis.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
    Related Themes: Tennessee Cemetery Markers, Cemeteries, TN Graveyards,
Burial Grounds and Graves

Explore other historical
Tennessee Cemeteries.

See other Shelby County Cemeteries:
Arlington Cemetery
Bettis Family Cemetery
Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church and Cemetery
Deaderick Family Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery Office and Entrance Bridge
Germantown Cemetery
Gray's Creek Church & Cemetery
Memphis National Cemetery
Minnesota Monument National Cemetery
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Raleigh Cemetery
Sculptures of Dionicio Rodriguez at Memorial Park Cemetery
Warren Chapel Pisgah Cemetery
Zion Cemetery
Calvary Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Memphis, Tennessee Map