Red Hill Cemetery
LaRue County, Kentucky
This listing was contributed by Edward Benningfield [email@example.com].
Total records = 2,157.
(Hodgenville map, Section 4-M-46 Carter coordinates) The Red Hill Cemetery
is located near the site where Robert Hodgen’s mill once stood and this
old part of the cemetery seems to date back to the late 1830’s. The
old original section is located on a hill with bright red clay soil.
Thus, the burial ground took its name. The hill fosters a good growth
of pine trees and is the final resting-place of many of Hodgenville’s
early settlers. Together, the trees and the aging tombstones have seen
a county born, while an old gristmill died. They have seen a small town
grow and a way of life change for seven generations. The stories they
could tell if they could only talk.
If an individual appeared to still be alive, they are listed as private
or left blank. I included people with a birth date before 1910 with
the death date left blank.
- Edward Benningfield
Cemetery Records are listed in four sections:
Note that the newer Sympson Section is not available.
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