City of Jackson Dedicates Lane Family Grave Sites

The city of Jackson is pleased to announce the dedication of the grave sites of Rachel Lane, mother of the late Bishop Isaac Lane, her sister Minerva, and five (5) unknown infants at the historic Riverside Cemetery located at 400 Riverside Drive, Jackson, Tennessee.  The community is invited to the dedication ceremony on February 25, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.

The legacy of the Lane family and their impact on the direction of Jackson’s future is far reaching. Bishop Isaac Lane was instrumental in founding the C.M.E. Church and what is today Lane College. The City of Jackson is proud to be able to reunite Bishop Lane with his mother and aunt in their final resting places alongside the founding fathers and other prominent families of Madison County’s past. 

Mayor Jerry Gist stated, “The significance of this moment should not be overlooked. We will be more united in our shared future by recognizing and honoring those who have helped shape our past. The contributions of the Lane family should be an inspiration to all members of our community.”

Jackson TN –Office of the Mayor