FRinding grave sites at Straw Plains would be very difficult. It was an important transportation hub with the river, (flat boat transport, the railroad and the main east west road and McBee's ferry in NE Tn all with in cannon range. Because of the gentle slope of the high ground it was indefencable. There was Stawberry Plain College on the east side of the river. CSA troops tore it down and used the brick and timbers for breast works. Any remains of the CS works were destroyed in the 1950's when the highway was widened Considering the times I doubr if there was any effort to preserve the burying ground.