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Louisville Cemetery / William Walker, Sr. (1860-1933)

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Louisville Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
Louisville Cemetery
Original 31 acres incorporated Mar. 23, 1886, by prominent black citizens Bishop W. H. Miles, H. C. Weeden, J. Meriwether, A. J. Bibb, W. P. Churchill, William H. Gibson, Sr., and Felix Johnson. Buried here are Dr. Robert B. Scott, cofounder of Louisville Red Cross Hospital; educator Atwood S. Wilson; blues guitarist Sylvester Weaver; and community activist Bessie Allen.

William Walker, Sr. (1860-1933)
Born a slave in Woodford County, jockey William “Uncle Bill” Walker won 1877 Kentucky Derby on Baden-Baden. Churchill Downs' leading rider between 1875 and 1878, he retired from saddle in 1896. An expert on Thoroughbred pedigree in America, Walker was instrumental in developing modern racehorse.
Presented by Louisville and Jefferson County
African American Heritage Committee, Inc.

 
Erected 1996 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1992.)
 
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William Walker, Sr. (1860-1933) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. William Walker, Sr. (1860-1933) Marker
African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesSports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 13.376′ N, 85° 43.747′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Poplar Level Road (State Road 864) 0.1 miles south of Eastern Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1339 Poplar Level Road, Louisville KY 40217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky — Mulberry Hill / Mulberry Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Schnitzelburg / Dainty (approx. half a mile away); Louisville Cotton Mill / Germantown Mill Lofts (approx. ¾ mile away); Red Cross Hospital (approx. ¾ mile away); Off Shelby / Shelby St. Streetcar Barn (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Vincent de Paul Parish / D.X. Murphy (1853-1933) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Heroism at Little Big Horn / Saddler Sergeant Otto Voit (approx. 1.1 miles away); Highlands Neighborhood (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Louisville Cemetery/William Walker
Louisville Cemetery / William Walker, Sr. (1860-1933) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. Louisville Cemetery / William Walker, Sr. (1860-1933) Marker
. From Kentucky Historical Society's Explore KY History project. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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