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Cave Hill Cemetery And Botanical Garden ~ Louisville Kentucky

If you enjoy visiting and seeing beautiful scenery and are looking for Things To Do In Louisville, Kentucky, you need to make Cave Hill Cemetery one of your stops the next time you are in Louville, Kentucky.

I found this to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever visited.   The first place you should stop once you get into the cemeterey is the Administration Office.   They are my idea of what Southern Hospitality is all about.   They will almost lead you by the hand to see all the sites in this cemetery.
The Administration Building is beautiful and is hidden behind those beautiful trees.


Speaking of trees, You will see many species of trees as you make your way through the cemetery.



Be sure to stop by Colonel Harland Sanders ... you remember him.  He used to own Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants.












George Rogers Clark  ... The Founder o Louisville, Washington Of The West. Is also now buried here.







If you are interested in the Civil War, there are many Grave Sites to try to find..  Plus, there are other war veterans buried here from other wars.  All the square cement posts you see are graves of unknown soldiers.   Men and women who died to give us the freedom we hold so dear to us.
 


 
See this brick wall?  It has like barbed wire or something across the top.  We aren't sure why it is there, but we are thinking it is to keep grave robbers out.    Does anyone out there know why it is there??
 
 
This cemetery was started in 1848 so if you like visiting older grave sites, you will find a lot of them here.


There is so much to see here and you need to take your time.  Unfortunately, we didn't have as much time as I would of liked to have here.

Cave Hill Cemetery
701 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40204

9 comments:

  1. I love visiting older cemeteries, especially ones that have civil war gravesites. It looks to be very beautiful.

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  2. A Botanical Garden Too? How clever. We go to Louisville about twice a year and have never heard of Cave Hill. This will be a great place to visit. Alive, of course.

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  3. Susan2:17 PM

    Oh my gosh!! You have found me a couple of things to do and see while we are in Louisville next month. I hope it won't be to cold out for checking out the cemetery. Susan

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  4. There is a lot of history there. I used to live in Savannah, GA. They had a lot of history as well.

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  5. What a neat place. I love old cemeteries.

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  6. This cemetery looks peaceful and pretty

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  7. Wow! ~ Wonderful tour of a beautiful place ~ Excellent photos ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. Anonymous3:09 PM

    The razor wire is there because we as kids would climb over and go fishing in the lakes and swimming in the rock quarry.

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  9. Thanks Anonymous,
    We thought maybe because of Grave Robbers...

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