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Fort Knox in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Post Cemetery

 

—Historic Fort Knox —

 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
1. Post Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Saint Patrick's Parish Church and Cemetery occupied this site from 1831 until 1899. The church was relocated to Stithton in 1899. When the Post Cemetery was established in 1920, the stones from the foundation of the old Saint Patrick's Church were used to build the small caretaker house and cemetery walls. The first grave in the post cemetery was that of Gerald Collins, a dependent child, in April 1920. The first soldier buried was Norman Curry in June 1921. The Armor Center Commander, Major General Hugh J. Gaffey, killed in an airplane crash at Fort Knox, was buried here in June 1946. German and Italian prisoners of war who died at Fort Knox during World War II were buried in a special section of the cemetery. Construction projects made it necessary to relocate the Reuben Jones and Pearson Family Cemeteries to this area in 1957
 
Erected by USA Armor Center.
 
Location. 37° 53.739′ N, 85° 57.873′ W. Marker is in Fort Knox, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Road and 701st Tank Destroyer Battalion Road, on the right when traveling south on Park Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Knox KY 40121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker
Post Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
2. Post Cemetery Marker
Looking south on Park Road.
, measured as the crow flies. St. Patrick's Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Visitor's House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Knox (approx. 0.4 miles away); Main Post Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Armored Force School (approx. 1.1 miles away); LST Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rineyville Named (approx. 10.1 miles away); The Cannonball (approx. 15.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Knox.
 
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Post Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
3. Post Cemetery
Cemetery Caretaker's House image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
4. Cemetery Caretaker's House
 
 
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