Bean-Roulston Cemetery
South Pittsburg

Bean-Roulston Cemetery
North of U.S. 72 at Sweeten’s Cove Road,
South Pittsburg

Directions: I-24 Exit 152. Follow Hwy 72-W for 0.5 miles and turn Right onto Sweeten’s Cove. Travel 7 miles and turn right at Bean Raulston Cemetery Road.

Seven miles north of South Pittsburg along a winding country road is a magnificent rural landscape called Sweeten’s Cove. A small Civil War battle, the first in the Sequatchie Valley, took place here on June 4, 1862 between the troops of Union Gen. James Negley and the cavalry of Col. John Adams. The Primitive Baptist Church of Sweeten’s Cove, built in 1850 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is another Civil War-era landmark in this community. The Bean-Roulston Cemetery, located about .7 miles north of the church, is the burial spot for 20 unknown Confederate soldiers who died in the Sweeten’s Cove fighting. A veterans’ memorial stone marks the burial site.

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