833 West Main Street
Lexington, KY 40508
Although the Civil War brought division among families and within families, the Lexington Cemetery Company maintained a position of neutrality. Sympathizers of each side owned lots in the cemetery, and Lexington soldiers died for both the Confederacy and the Union. There is no record of the meetings of the trustees in this period, but their official position obviously was to honor commitments to the owners of lots and to do so wholly without regard to political matters. In addition to private family lots, the trustees provided a general "Soldier's Ground" for the burial of Union dead and a corresponding Confederate lot for the burial of Southern dead.
Cave Hill Cemetery and Arboretum
Louisville, Kentucky | This land was chartered by the General Assembly of Kentucky on February 5, 1848 for the purpose of operating a rural cemetery.
Frankfort, Kentucky | This scenic cemetery overlooks the southern edge of the Kentucky River, the state capitol and the town of Frankfort.
Green Hill Cemetery
Frankfort, Kentucky | This cemetery honors the 141 black men from central Kentucky who fought for the Union.
Pewee Valley Confederate Cemetery and Monument
Pewee Valley, Kentucky | This cemetery is all that remains from the Kentucky Confederate Home, established in 1904.