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

St. Patrick's Cemetery

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
1. St. Patrick's Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
This cemetery has three sections:

Old Section: Used by St. Patrick's Church from 1831 until 1918 when the government acquired the church in Stithton now used as the Post Chapel, and then by St. Brigid's Church in Vine Grove until ca.1965

New Section: At the east end of the cemetery, this section is an active cemetery for St. Christopher's Church in Radcliff.

Children's Section: Near the center of the Old Section, the Children's Section was used by the Army for dependents of military personnel. These infant burials lie within the foundation of the St. Patrick's Church, a stone building, that existed from the 1840's to 1900, when it was replaced by the brick church in Stithton now used as the Post Chapel. The stones from the dismantled church were used to build the fence around the Post Cemetery across the road.
 
Erected by USA Armor Center.
 
Location. 37° 53.606′ N, 85° 58.066′ W. Marker is in Fort Knox, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is on 701st Tank Destroyer Battalion Road mile west of Park Road, on the left when traveling west. 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 15 miles of this
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By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
2. St. Patrick's Cemetery
Believe this is the Children's Section.
marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Knox (approx. 0.2 miles away); Post Cemetery (approx. mile away); Visitor's House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Main Post Chapel (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Armored Force School (approx. 1.3 miles away); LST Building (approx. 1.5 miles away); Rineyville Named (approx. 9.9 miles away); The Cannonball (approx. 15.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Knox.
 
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St. Patrick's Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
3. St. Patrick's Cemetery Marker
Burial records information sign image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
4. Burial records information sign
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By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
5. St. Patrick's Cemetery
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By Lee Hattabaugh, January 24, 2011
6. Ernest Richard Kouma
Medal of Honor Recipient
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 788 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the stone fence made from the dismantled church as mentioned in marker text. • Can you help?
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