COUNTY, KENTUCKY CEMETERY NEWSLETTER
VOL. 5 OCTOBER
goodness there is a lot to report since the last newsletter!
First of all
JOHN HARMON reports from
his recent visit to Casey County:
Ky. Highway 49 at the Marion/Casey County line you proceed several
miles into Casey Co. until on the left a side road with a marker
Rd." appears. I drove as far as I could and asked the Occupants at a
Mobile Home of this Cemetery. They said that after you cross the
Cattle Guard take the immediate right Road to the Cemetery so I
retraced my route to this spot and proceeded up the Hill a far
distance but did not find the Grave Yard. I would say the owner who
mows this area with a "Bush Hog" Mower has eliminated the Markers
etc. Most cemeteries of this age did not have any thing other than a
large Rock for a Stone if they had that. I was told of another
Malone Cemetery. closer to Jacktown but did not have time to go
“Also the Second right turn from Marion Co. on Highway 49 is the
James Belden Cemetery
I traveled as far as I could but had to refrain from going way back
up on some forested Hills of about a Mile of walking thru Rattle
Snake infested tall Weeds and Grass after being warned of them by a
Mr. Johnson who has lived up this road all his life. He says that
this cemetery is destroyed by a very large White Oak Tree which has
grown up right in the middle of the Grave yard. Did not get to
inspect these old Grave Yards but am happy that they exist and I
know of some of the people buried there.”
also made a trip to Casey County and this is his report:
did (photographed) all of
Elder cemetery - It’s in Casey County ( but not
really Liberty) its closer to Gravel Switch in Marion Co. I have
over 300 on now with still lots more to do.
- I went on Maxey Valley road and couldn’t get to some as I didn’t
have four wheel drive but I found Simpson Cemetery off that road
and did all of that. I haven’t had time to start adding them.
I looked and
couldn’t find either Rodgers or Rogers.
“My roommate and
I went up to the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge this afternoon
just for a walk in the woods. It's about 3 miles up the road from
our house. On the way back, we stopped to see if I could locate the
cemetery (depending on which source one uses). It's supposedly just
off Elk Creek Cave Road (aka Buck Branch)
about 1/4 mile from Carpenter Creek Rd (aka Butchertown Rd).
Well, to make a long story short, we found it. But it's at the end
of a road called the "Maddox Cemetery Road" -- a totally new road on
me! Anyway, I photographed all the stones, took down info on those
that didn't photo well, and am going to be uploading those to
www.findagrave.com as soon as I get the chance.
It's a good thing you didn't try to get to it -- my truck, going
slowly, in 1st gear, with the pedal as far down as I could get it to
go without spinning the wheels on the gravel, barely made it! But
once at the top, what a beautiful view --
the cemetery is on top of a knob, and one can see in all
directions. How I'd love to get a telescope up there one moon-less
night to do some astronomy!”
I got to Casey County, Brenda Sanders and Linda Peters were able to
photograph Rice Cemetery
in Dunnville and have been working on
Cemeteries. They also photographed Maxey Valley.
8-11 various combinations of
BRENDA SANDERS, LINDA PETERS, RALPH
PETERS, MIKE DENIS and myself met and photographed the
following Casey County cemeteries:
Beard Cemetery/Bland Cemetery
First Church of God
McDonald Family Lot
Many of these
were quite challenging as we needed to battle heavy undergrowth,
sunken graves, broken stones, electric and barbed wire fences and
many other obstacles.
have begun compiling a list of all the cemeteries with their GPS
coordinates that I will make available in the next newsletter.
has been very busy helping with the editing. He sends me additions
and corrections on a daily basis.
(Brenda, Mike, Ralph and Linda) will continue to locate and
photograph cemeteries. In addition, Brenda has been scanning and
adding the 2007 obituaries. Now that the weather is cooling down
along with the treat of rattlesnakes, Brenda has made contact with
Fern Drake Baldock Thomas and in the
future will get the cemeteries on the Baldock
farms (Sweeny and Henson). She has also made arrangements for a
Scout group to clean the Rice Cemetery in the next few weeks.
There are still
thousands of photos that have been taken but need to be cropped and
uploaded to Find a Grave. Mike has
volunteered to do Glenwood and Salem, while Brenda and Linda will do
SINCERE GRATITUDE TO ALL OF YOU HELPING!