Nashville City Cemetery is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Tennessee. It was founded in January of 1822 and by 1850 11,000 souls were laid to rest in this beautiful necropolis. The cemetery is home to many of Tennessee's prominent historical figures. Two governors, 4 confederate generals, and many Nashville mayors now call this urban cemetery their resting place. It is a pretty cemetery hidden between buildings and roads. Its location is typical of an urban landscape and is unmarked by beauty or darkness, but the cemetery climbs out of this ordinary landscape and remains both lovely and serene.