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List of famous people buried in Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee. If you're ever visiting Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

This list below has everything from Charles McClung to Thomas William Humes.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee?"

From celebrity tombs at Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee, like what year and where the person was born.
Thomas William Humes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Thomas William Humes was an American clergyman and educator, active in Knoxville, Tennessee, during the latter half of the 19th century. Elected rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in 1846, Humes led the church until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he was forced to resign due to his Union ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1815-1892)

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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Oliver Perry Temple is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Oliver Perry Temple


Oliver Perry Temple was an American attorney, author, judge, and economic promoter active primarily in East Tennessee in the latter half of the 19th century. During the months leading up to the Civil War, Temple played a pivotal role in organizing East Tennessee's Unionists. In June 1861, he drafted ...more

Age: Died at 87 (1820-1907)

Birthplace: Tennessee, United States of America

Joseph Knaffl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Joseph Knaffl


Joseph Knaffl was an American art and portrait photographer, active in Knoxville, Tennessee, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best known for his 1899 portrait, "Knaffl Madonna," which has been reprinted thousands of times, and is still used for Hallmark Christmas cards. Knaffl ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1861-1938)

Birthplace: Wartburg, Tennessee, United States of America

William Rule is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee
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William Rule


William Rule was an American newspaper editor and politician, best known as the founder of the Knoxville Journal, which was published in Knoxville, Tennessee, from 1870 until 1991. A protégé of vitriolic newspaper editor William G. "Parson" Brownlow, Rule established the Journal as a successor to ...more

Age: Died at 89 (1839-1928)

Birthplace: Tennessee, United States of America