A struggling historic cemetery close to downtown likely won’t receive financial assistance from Johnson City.
At 149 years old, Oak Hill Cemetery is just a bit younger than Johnson City itself.
After two failed attempts to win Oak Hill Cemetery a place on the National Register of Historic Places, owner Timothy Clay McKinney is hoping its return to nonprofit status will help open a path to preserving the historic site.
Oak Hill Cemetery has been a part of Johnson City’s history since 1870, but now, 149 years later, the cemetery faces an uncertain future.
In honor of history and family, a smal group of people in Johnsn City made their way out to Oak Hill Cemetery in Johnson City for their annaul Decoration Day on Saturday to honor local history and those buried there.
United Daughters of the Confederacy held a ceremony Saturday to dedicate new iron crosses placed on graves at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Johnson City. There are 62 Confederate soldiers and 14 Union soldiers.
On Saturday, the Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council decorated the graves at Oak Hill Cemetery in downtown Johnson City of soldiers who died in World War I and World II. Johnson City Mayor David Tomita and Oak Hill owner Timothy McKinney were also
You don’t have to walk far in Oak Hill Cemetery to find an example of local history.
Oak Hill Cemetery serves as the final resting place for some of the region’s most revered citizens, including Johnson City founder Henry Johnson and Col. LeRoy Reeves, the designer of the Tennessee flag.