In 2002 Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Historic Preservation, under the direction of Dr. Carroll Van West, prepared all of the documents required for Hollywood Cemetery’s application for inclusion on the list of National Register of Historic Places. Nancy Adgent Morgan spent many hours researching matters related to the cemetery in an effort to show the cemetery in the best possible light. The efforts of the Center were successful and Hollywood is now listed.
As a part of the application there was a section entitled “General Site History”. This section not only covered the early history of Hollywood but also many details associated with the cemetery and the grave markers within the cemetery. The following is the material included in that section (The subheadings have been added and were not a part of the original MTSU report).
By Nancy Adgent and Van West; MTSU Center for Historic Preservation