Anyone who is interested in the Slate Creek Cemetery, Highway 160, in Cocke County, TN, may want to drive there on Saturday morning, Oct. 27, 2001. Members of the Roark-Conner Association, a national charitable organization interested in historic site identification and preservation, will be mowing and cleaning up the old historic cemetery.
Even if you are unable to help physically, perhaps you know of someone buried in the old Slate Creek Cemetery. Your information can be provided to one of the RCA workers at the cleanup.
Many Driskills and Conners were members of the Slate Creek Primitive Baptist Church during the 1800s and several of them are buried in the cemetery. Please do not e-mail me for more details; I will not be attending the cleanup because I reside in another state. Your interest in helping the RCA take care of this historic cemetery is appreciated, however. Elizabeth Conner.