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*TOLBERT SIGN

Tolbert - Carney Cemetery
Davidson County,
Tennessee

George Tolbert, a farmer, bought 97 ½ acres here. In 1879 that became known as Tolbert Hollow. He was a former slave who, according to family tradition, purchased his own freedom. Tolbert worked 45 acres by 1880 and cut and sold wood with his sons. Land ownership signified true freedom for blacks after the Civil War. Generations of Tolbert's descendants continued to live on his land.

-"Tolbert Hollow" Historical Marker
New Marker Installed by Metro Historical Commission
Location at Tolbert Road and Old Hickory Blvd.
Newsletter of Metro Historical Commission. Spring 2004

Information Courtesy of Davidson County Cemetery Survey

*Photograph courtesy of:
Joshua Johnson
Johnson Engraving

Contributed on 2/4/19 by ashaw444
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Submitted: 2/4/19 • Approved: 2/4/19 • Last Updated: 2/7/19 • R167070-G0-S3

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