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Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Glasgow Municipal Cemetery

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2012
1. Glasgow Municipal Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The Glasgow Municipal Cemetery is situated on what was originally farmland on the outskirts of town, owned by the Depp and Lynn families. This cemetery is Glagow's third public burying ground. Glasgow's first graveyard was located behind the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of East Washington Street and Broadway; that burial ground was moved in the late 1920's. The second graveyard was located on West Cherry Street.

This cemetery was originally incorporated by the Odd Fellows Lodge during Glasgow's building boom following the Civil War. The older portion of the cemetery was laid out in the popular Victorian park-like style, with curving drives, family plots enclosed with stone curbing, a picturesque plantings of trees and shrubs. The 19th century mindset was that cemeteries should be places of beauty, suitable for carriage rides, strolls, and even picnicking. During this period the cemetery was known as the Odd Fellows Cemetery. In the early 20th century, the City of Glasgow assumed ownership and management of the enterprise and it has since been known as Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

From the stone entrance gates visitors will note the limestone columns at the site of the Veteran's Memorial. The columns were originally part of the fašade of the New Farmers National Bank on the East Public Square. The beautiful landscaped
Glasgow Municipal Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2012
2. Glasgow Municipal Cemetery Marker
meadow at the entrance of the cemetery is the handiwork of the Glasgow Garden Club, a project of many years dedication.

At the rear of the cemetery property is historic Fort Williams, a restored Civil War fortification.
 
Location. 36° 59.812′ N, 85° 55.201′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is on Leslie Avenue south of Barrett Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Leslie Avenue, Glasgow KY 42141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Williams (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Joseph H. Lewis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Defending Glasgow (approx. 0.3 miles away); Attack on Fort Williams (approx. 0.3 miles away); Billy Vaughn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barren County World War I Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Luska Joseph Twyman (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nettie B.C. Depp (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glasgow.
 
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Glasgow Municipal Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2012
3. Glasgow Municipal Cemetery Marker
Glasgow Municipal Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2012
4. Glasgow Municipal Cemetery Marker
Fort Williams image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2012
5. Fort Williams
Fort Williams and a portion of the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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