Knoxville, Tennessee: Sultana, Worst Death Boat in U.S. History

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Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery

Address:
Cemetery Rd, Knoxville, TN
Directions:
Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. South edge of the city. I-40 exit 386B. Drive south on US Hwy 129/Alcoa Hwy for 4.5 miles. Turn left (no stoplight) onto Maloney Rd. Drive one mile. Turn left at the stop sign onto Hwy 33/Maryville Pike. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn right onto Berry Rd. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn right into the cemetery. The memorial will be dead ahead.
Hours:
Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Sultana memorial.

Sultana, Worst Death Boat in U.S. History
Everyone remembers the Titanic; hardly anyone remembers the Sultana, which was far worse. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [01/26/2014]

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Sultana memorial.

Worst Death Boat in U.S. History

This memorial lists the names of the Tennessee victims, not those from every state.

[Kimberly, 10/27/2020]
Worst Death Boat in U.S. History

Most important thing: get there before the sun sets. Cemetery gate closes at 5 PM. Construction on 129 takes you around the backside of a hospital and trying to find Maloney Street is difficult.

[Rose, 11/22/2016]

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