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Near Versailles in Woodford County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Calmes Tomb

 
 
Calmes Tomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Desaulniers, Jr., May 21, 2010
1. Calmes Tomb Marker
Inscription. This stone mausoleum was built in family cemetery of “Caneland” plantation by Gen. Marquis Calmes, a friend of Lafayette during Amer. Revolution. Calmes (1755 – 1834), born in Va. of Huguenot ancestry, assisted in laying out Versailles and named it after French city. He and wife Priscilla Heale buried here. Tomb restored in July 1990.

Presented by Genealogical Society of Versailles

 
Erected 1992 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1921.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.962′ N, 84° 42.052′ W. Marker is near Versailles, Kentucky, in Woodford County. Marker is at the intersection of Lexington Road (U.S. 60) and Paynes Mill Road, on the right when traveling west on Lexington Road. Click for map. Marker is located with two other markers describing Buck Pond and Hemp in Kentucky. Marker is in this post office area: Versailles KY 40383, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buck Pond (here, next to this marker); Hemp in Kentucky / Woodford County Hemp
Calmes Tomb Marker (right) with Hemp in Kentucky Marker (left) and Buck Pond Marker (center) image. Click for full size.
By John Desaulniers, Jr., May 21, 2010
2. Calmes Tomb Marker (right) with Hemp in Kentucky Marker (left) and Buck Pond Marker (center)
(here, next to this marker); Woodford County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Albert Benjamin Chandler / Gov. Albert B. Chandler (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pisgah Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lt. Gen. Field Harris, USMC (approx. 2.5 miles away); Keeneland (approx. 5.5 miles away); Cedar Hall - Helm Place (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Versailles.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. This page has been viewed 1,162 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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