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Places to Scatter Ashes in Tennessee
Tennessee’s biggest state park, spread across the Cumberland Plateau, is filled with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and lush forests of hardwood timber. It is a beautiful oasis that would be the perfect spot to hold a scattering for a nature lover. Be sure to contact the park officials to obtain permission before arriving.Photo Credit
Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Tennessee
Tennessee law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land with permission/a permit, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.
Tennessee Cremation FAQs
What veterans benefits are available in Tennessee?
The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service.
How many funeral homes are there in Tennessee?
There are 50 funeral homes in 36 cities of Tennessee.
What is state cremation rate?
Tennessee cremation rate is 31-40%, according to 2020 CANA Annual Report.
What is the average cost of cremation in Tennessee?
According to US Funerals, a cremation and memorial service costs around $4,500 and a direct cremation averages at $890.
Tennessee State Facts
State Nickname: The Volunteer State
State Motto: Agriculture and Commerce
Population: 6.549 million
State bird: Mockingbird
State tree: Tulip Poplar
State flower: Iris
State animal: Racoon
Bonus fact 1: Tennessee has more than 3,800 documented caves.
Bonus fact 2: Bristol, Tennessee is known as the birthplace of country music.
Bonus fact 3: The exact geological center of Tennessee is the city Murfreesboro.
Bonus fact 4: A replica of The Parthenon, a famous ancient building in Greece, stands in Nashville’s Centennial Park.
Bonus fact 5: Tennesseans are sometimes referred to as Butternuts, a moniker first applied to Tennessee soldiers because of their uniform color in the Civil War.