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Pewee Valley Cemetery

P. O. Box 792, Pewee Valley, Kentucky 40056       (502) 241-8049



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"Reports etc., of the Pewee Valley Cemetery Company from the establishment in May 1871.  Compiled from original documents and arranged during the winter of 1887-88, by S. Schuler."

   In the month of May 1871, Henry Smith, one of the oldest settlers of Pewee Valley (formerly known as Smith's Depot) engaged the attention and enlisted the interests of a number of other prominent citizens of the place in the laudable undertaking of establishing a Public Cemetery....Henry Smith was delegated to make a proper selection of a suitable plot of ground.....A preliminary organization with T. H. Rhorer, Henry Smith, and S. Schuler as executive committee was formed....Plot purchased under date 3 Aug 1871....Early Spring of 1872 the sections were shaped and partly graded, staked off into "lots" and planted with shade and ornamental trees, etc.....During the Winter of 1872 Judge P. B. Muir formulated a charter....and had it presented to the Legislature at Frankfort....On 2 Jul 1904 at a called meeting of Directors....it was resolved:  To approve assignment made on request of Burial Lot named Section III (containing 11,275 square feet) to the State of Kentucky for use of Confederate Home.

Trustees:      Mary Utley "B" Murphy-chairman,  C. Albert Stoess, William K. Herdt, Jr., Barry W. Stoess, Dorothy E. Hendrickson.

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