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Gravesite Of Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash

  • May 23, 2018
  • By Sabine
Gravesite Of Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash

Are you a fan of Johnny Cash?

Johnny Cash grave site

A few days ago, I played tourist in my hometown of Hendersonville, Tennessee. Although I’ve lived here for more than five years, I had never visited the gravesite of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. I have seen the Cash’s house on the lake, though.

The graves are at the Hendersonville Memory Gardens, located just 25 minutes north of Nashville. It’s a beautiful final resting place for two of the greatest legends in country music.

Johnny Cash burial site

Johnny Cash burial site

When I arrived, not a single person was around. This place is very peaceful and serene. I parked at the funeral home and walked just a short distance (slightly uphill) until I found the gravesite.  It’s in the center of the cemetery, straight across from the main entrance.

Johnny Cash Burial Site

The gravesite of Johnny Cash is simple but pretty and you could see that visitors had left flowers.

Johnny Cash burial site

Johnny cash burial site

Some of their family members are buried here as well.  Reba Cash Hancock (Johnny’s sister) is buried right next to Johnny and June.

Johnny Cash burial site

There are a few other music legends who rest here – Merle Kilgore, Ferlin Husky, and Sheb Wooley.

Johnny cash grave site

While there, I said a prayer for my mom and her brother. Both went to heaven a few months ago.  I stood there,  tears streaming down my face, and could hear their voices as I once did when the were with us.

It feels odd to say this, but this truly is a lovely place. I would highly recommend a visit, especially if you’re a fan of Johnny Cash. If you go, please be respectful, it is a final resting place.

By Sabine, May 23, 2018
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  • Laura L Sherwood
    May 23, 2018

    Oh Sabine, this brought tears to my eyes, especially when you wrote about your mom and your brother. We are big fans of Johnny and June. I was fortunate enough to see them both in concert in 1988. Only once unfortunately. My oldest daughter is CRAZY for Johnny Cash. She is autistic, but she picked up her liking of Johnny on her own. She was not prompted. She loves all the tunes we like as well.

    This looks like such a beautiful resting place, and indeed peaceful and serene. Like a bit of Heaven on Earth.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Your good friend,

    Laura xo

    • sabines
      May 23, 2018

      Aww Laura, now you made me cry. I love that your daughter loves country music so much. She must be a beautiful person… just like her mom.

  • juli thorpe
    May 23, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your pictures. I really enjoyed them. I am not much of a traveler, so I would probably not get there in person to see Nashville.

    • sabines
      May 23, 2018

      Juli, I’m so happy you like the photos. Thank you for taking the time to comment. It means a lot to me.

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