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History of Eastern Cemetery / People of Eastern Cemetery

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. History of Eastern Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
History of Eastern Cemetery
15 acres incorporated in 1854 for Methodist Episcopal Church. By 1872 it doubled in size. Clarke & Loomis designed wake house 1891. Eastern Cemetery Corp. built 1st crematorium in KY 1935. Modern building erected 1957. Cemetery abandoned 1989 when overburial exposed. Investigators say about 100,000 people in 30,000 graves.

People of Eastern Cemetery
Resting place of diverse races, nationalities, veterans (Mexican War to Vietnam War). 1st black KY legislator Charles Anderson Jr; Boxer Rudell Stitch; Mayor Philip Toppert; William J. Simmons of Simmons College of KY; educator Albert E. Meyzeek; Bishop Henry Bascom; Russell Neighborhood's Washington Spradling.
 
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2532.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. People of Eastern Cemetery Marker
14.683′ N, 85° 43.661′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Baxter Avenue (U.S. 31E) 0.1 miles north of East Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 641 Baxter Avenue, Louisville KY 40204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sister Emily Cooper (approx. ¼ mile away); This monument to the memory of James Guthrie (approx. ¼ mile away); James Guthrie (1792-1869) (approx. ¼ mile away); Croghans of Locust Grove / Major William Croghan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Unknown Union Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Oldest Existing Civil War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor Thomas E. Bramlette (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eastern Cemetery (Louisville) - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Eastern Cemetery. From Kentucky Historical Society's Explore KY History project. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. History of Eastern Cemetery / People of Eastern Cemetery Marker
 
 
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 43 times since then and 7 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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