History of Holston Conference-Emory & Henry Cemetery

Watch this space as we add new stories about the history found in our Holston Conference-Emory & Henry Cemetery. There are a lot of great stories on that hill.



  • One of the gravestones marks the spot where Elizabeth Wiley is buried. The marker tells much of the story of the woman who founded Holston Home for Children.


  • There are several presidents buried in the cemetery, but you may have noticed a particularly beautiful Celtic cross inscribed with the name Gibson. President Foye Gibson had a memorable presidency that included overseeing the establishment of our campus duck pond! He’s also in the E&H Sports Hall of Fame…