Tullahoma man finds mystery graveyard on property

A south-central Tennessee man discovered some unexpected guests on a piece of property -- a graveyard full of people.

(AP Photo/National Park Service)

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) -- A south-central Tennessee man discovered some unexpected guests on a piece of property -- a graveyard full of people.

Ricky Green of Tullahoma says he bought the land four years ago, but didn't know it contained a burial ground. Greene told The Tullahoma News he discovered the graves a few weeks ago while mowing the grass.

A series of dips prompted Greene to examine the yard, where he noticed the end of a rock sticking up. A little digging turned up a wooden coffin.

A Civil War historian confirmed the presence of an old cemetery, but its history remains a mystery.

Green has marked off places where graves appear to be as he tries to solve the puzzle.


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