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Pinckney's Tomb

 Perry County Historical SocietyListed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hufstedler Gravehouse or Pinckney’s Tomb is a grave shelter, or grave house, near Linden, Tennessee, that is considered to be the largest grave house in Tennessee.  The grave house is a limestone and wood structure that covers the burial site of local farmer Pinckney Hufstedler and members of his family.   It was originally built as a graveyard for about 10 to 12 burials, surrounded by a wall of cut stone almost 5 feet (1.5 m) high.   Wooden walls and a roof were added because of Pinckney Hufstedler's fears that water could get into his tomb.   Hufstedler also asked that his body be transported to the burial site in a wagon drawn by white oxen, rather than mules.   The structure is deemed to be a rare example of vernacular rural cemetery architecture of the 19th century.  It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, and in 2009, the Tennessee Preservation Trust listed it as one of the state's ten most endangered historic sites, noting that the foundation was beginning to fail.   Since then, the Historic Society worked diligently to preserve the site by hiring a stonemason to dry fit the stone wall.  

While it is on private property, Pinckney's Tomb is open to the public, and there are signs directing traffic from Linden.   Please be respectful of the site.

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