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

Berrytown Cemetery

 
 
Berrytown Cemetery Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Berrytown Cemetery Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  This cemetery became focal point for the Berrytown community, which began when Alfred Berry purchased five acres in 1874. Berrytown Cem. was purchased on June 23, 1890, by United Brothers of Friendship Lodge No. 83. As trustees, Lodge members maintained cemetery and, in 1902, constructed its columns and entrance gate.

Berrytown Cemetery's more than 300 burials include the Berry family, other early settlers, and several military graves. Since 1984, Berrytown Cemetery has been owned and operated by a corporation formed by area residents and continues to exemplify the traditions of African American community building.
Presented by Jefferson Co. Commissioner Russ Maple.

 
Erected 1999 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2032.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal Organizations
Berrytown Cemetery Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Berrytown Cemetery Marker (Side B)
Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 16.132′ N, 85° 31.24′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Berrytown Road and Woodbrook Court, on the right when traveling east on Berrytown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12606 Berrytown Road, Louisville KY 40223, 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. Forest Public School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Berrytown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Isaac Hite's Home / Isaac Hite (approx. 0.6 miles away); Griffytown (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gov. Lawrence Wetherby Statue (approx. 1.8 miles away); Middletown Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Davis Tavern (approx. 1.9 miles away); Middletown Station (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Berrytown Cemetery. From Kentucky Historical Society's Explore KY History series. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Berrytown Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
3. Berrytown Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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