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Payne Cemetery
Payne Gap, Forge Creek, Johnson County, Tennessee

Index of Surnames Included

You may click on one of the surnames below to go to the first image with that surname. Click here to go to the first grave marker image or here to see views of the cemetery or views from inside the cemetery.

Brown  |  Cable  |  Church  |  Cole  |  Curd  |  Eastridge  |  Fields  |  Glenn  |  Graybeal  |  Henson  |  Hicks  |  Jones  |  Lewis  |  Lipps  |  McElyea  |  Nichols  |  Osborne  |  Owens  |  Payne  |  Rash  |  Rominger  |  Sutherland  |  Unknown  |  Vanover  |  Warner  


Located in Payne Gap, Forge Creek, Johnson County, Tennessee.
Cemetery is located at Payne Gap, heading into North Carolina on Forge Creek highway, turn left at the first road and head back up the hill into Tennessee. Cemetery is on the left at the top of the hill behind the white mobile home.
See the views below.

Pictures Taken

These pictures were taken at Payne Cemetery in Payne Gap, Johnson County, Tennessee on 30 Dec 2002 by John B. Rochelle and he is the owner of all images unless otherwise noted. A few more pictures were taken 13 June 2009 by Basil McVey.

Sources of Names Listed

The listing that follows is derived from the photographs taken and research by John B. Rochelle. We have used an alphabetical listing by last name.

Information in brackets [sample] was provided by John B. Rochelle unless indicated otherwise.

Views of Payne Cemetery

The views are noted with the approximate location in the cemetery.
  • Payne Cemetery view 1
  • Payne Cemetery, view 2
  • Payne Cemetery, view 3
  • Payne Gap, from Payne Cemetery
  • Payne Cemetery, foggy morning 2009 4

    Payne Cemetery Marker Photos

    There are several marked graves, with no names. These are listed as "unknown". Some of the funeral home markers inventoried by Jeff Carrier in 1980 may belong to these "unknowns".
    Some listings offer more than one picture.


    1. Photos taken, readings and genealogical research by John B. Rochelle
    2. Upon A Lonely Hill The Cemeteries of Johnson County, Tennessee by Jeffrey L. Carrier
    3. James Osborne
    4. A. Spivey

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    This page added 28 June 2003 and last updated 02-Sep-2014

    The images and all content are copyright and may not be used for commercial purposes without specific written approval by Basil L. McVey or for images, the owner of the image. However, the images may be used freely for non-commercial genealogical purposes as long as the source is cited.

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