[GeoStL] Re: Tennessee Cemetery & Burial Site Laws

  • From: Glenn Nash <GLNash@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 20:20:50 -0600

Yep and mine too.

yes it would. Yes it has.

Dan Henke wrote:
Very Interesting .....did you know that in the past cemeteries were used as picnic grounds so that family members both above and below ground could be together. These picnics included not only lunch but also ball games and all manner of normal everyday activities. Cemeteries also contained grave houses built over graves so that relatives could come and "Visit" out of the weather. Some of my favorite caches are in cemeteries and even without caches I visit now and then to look at gravestones, read history or just pay my respect to those who have gone before. It would be a shame if another aspect of history is closed to cachers because of misunderstanding or stupid actions by a few unthinking individuals Dan

*/Glenn <GLNash@xxxxxxxxxx>/* wrote:

    It is just a matter of time before other states jump in.

    Tennessee Geocaching Polices and Guidelines

    NO CACHES IN Cemeteries

    Law concerning caches in cemeteries, geocaching is a game.

    Tennessee Cemetery & Burial Site Laws
    Statutory Laws

    (Tennessee Code Annotated)
    Title 46. Cemeteries
    46-2-105. Crimes and offenses
    No person shall willfully destroy, deface, or injure any monument,
    gravestone, or other structure placed in the cemetery, or any roadway,
    walk, fence or enclosure in or around the same, or injure any tree,
    plant or shrub therein, or hunt or shoot therein, play at any game or
    amusement therein, or loiter for lascivious or lewd purposes
    therein, or
    interfere, by words or actions, with any funeral procession or any
    religious exercises.

    (B) A violation of this section is a Class E felony. ,
    Class E Felony 1 to 6 years $3,000
    Those caches that are in cemeteries now are grandfathered in unless
    there is a complaint ..

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