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Wheat Burial Ground
When the U.S. Army came to the area now known as Oak Ridge (56,000 acres split between Roane County and Anderson County) in 1942 for the Manhattan Project, 1,000 families were moved. The area in Roane County became the location of K-25 and X-10 (now ORNL). The Wheat community was one of those displaced and is home to the Wheat Cemetery.
Wheat Burial GroundAddress Hwy 58 Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Phone 865-376-2093 or toll free at 800-887-3429 Email [email protected] Website https://www.tnvacation.com/local/oak-ridge-wheat-community-african-burial-ground
Wheat Burial Ground is located off Hwy. 58 across from E. Tennessee Technology Park (formerly K-25 Plant).