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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fenley Family / Fenley Family Cemetery

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Fenley Family Marker
Inscription.  
Fenley Family
By 1841, John H. Fenley owned an 1,100 acre farm south of Louisville. His son Isaac inherited the property and, by 1858, it was known as Hickory Grove. Isaac was a botanist, who had several orchards. The Fenley apple originated on his farm. Upon his death, some of the land became part of Iroquois Park, known as Fenley Woods. The remainder was sold in 1903 for a neighborhood.

Fenley Family Cemetery
Cemetery contains graves associated with three generations of the Fenley family, as well as other members of the local community who settled in this area during the 19th and 20th centuries. Field stones mark some graves near the Fenley family and on the periphery. They are likely graves of enslaved African Americans. The last burial here was in 1969.
 
Erected 2016 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2506.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCemeteries & Burial Sites
Fenley Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Fenley Family Cemetery Marker
Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 8.514′ N, 85° 46.759′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 3rd Street Road (State Road 907) north of Auburn Place Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7515 3rd Street Road, Louisville KY 40214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iroquois Amphitheater / Works Progress Admin., 1935-1943 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kenwood Drive-In (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Little Loomhouse / Happy Birthday to You (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Andrew's Catholic Church / Early Catholic Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Southern Parkway / Iroquois Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wisertown / St. Andrew's Church Road (approx. 2 miles away); Naval Ordinance Plant / Naval Ordinance Station, "Gunsmith to the Navy" (approx. 2.1 miles away); Douglas Park Racetrack (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Fenley Family / Fenley Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Fenley Family / Fenley Family Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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