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Gallatin to honor unmarked graves with monument


The city of Gallatin will unveil a monument that will honor more than 500 unmarked graves discovered at the Gallatin City Cemetery. Established in 1814, the Gallatin City Cemetery was originally a segregated cemetery with black residents buried in the back of the property, often marked with stone or wood that had no inscriptions. Many of these individuals were most likely enslaved. Ground penetrating radar was used to identify more than 500 unmarked graves in this section. To honor those individuals, members of the community, local historians, and Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown will unveil a monument marked with a star from the Juneteenth flag.