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Bristol Cemeteries Index

An index to tombstone inscriptions from seventy-six church and family cemeteries in Virginia and Tennessee

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Bristol Cemeteries Index

Overview

This is an index to tombstone inscriptions created from seventy-six church and family cemetery indexes. The cemeteries are located in Bristol, Virginia; the Virginia counties of Dickenson, Russell, and Washington; and the Tennessee counties of Greene and Sullivan. Entries include names and birth/death dates, cemetery information, surnames of related families, and the information source for the original index entry. 

The original indexes were compiled by the Holston Territory Genealogical Society of Bristol, Virginia and are held by the Bristol Public Library.

Search Tips

  • Entries are searchable by name, birth/death date, cemetery name, county, and surnames of related families. Some tombstones are missing full names and dates.
  • Using quotes around phrases may return fewer, more relevant results.
  • Boolean operators OR, NOT and AND written in ALL CAPS may be used. By default, all search terms will be combined with the AND operator. To exclude terms, use the NOT operator before a term.
  • Wildcards can be used to find variant spellings or words. The question mark (?) will match any one character. For instance, "Ols?n" will match "Olsen" or "Olson". The asterisk (*) will match any number of characters (including zero). "Ch*ter" will match "Charter", "Character", and "Chapter", and "Temp*" will match "Temptation", "Temple", and "Temporary".