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Hopkinsville in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pioneer Graveyard

1812-1858

 
 
Pioneer Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, January 12, 2021
1. Pioneer Graveyard Marker
Inscription.  Within this enclosure are buried 185 named persons, and many more unknown, all early settlers of Christian County. The land for this cemetery was donated in 1812 by Bartholomew Wood, the first settler in Hopkinsville. He also donated land and timber for the first public buildings, 1797. He died in 1827 and was buried here.
 
Erected 1969 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1268.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 36° 51.883′ N, 87° 29.575′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is on West 13th Street, 0.1 miles west of Ferrell Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 West 13th Street, Hopkinsville KY 42240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles S. Morehead, 1802-1868 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethel College
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(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Edmunds Bronaugh (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dillard-Campbell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ted Poston "Dean of Black Journalists" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky (approx. 0.3 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopkinsville.
 
Also see . . .  A History of Christian County - 1930. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Grave of Bartholomew Wood. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Grave of Bartholomew Wood.
View of a portion of cemetery grave markers. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. View of a portion of cemetery grave markers.
Bartholomew Wood marker having served in Revolutionary War. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. Bartholomew Wood marker having served in Revolutionary War.
Pioneer Graveyard Marker in distance. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
5. Pioneer Graveyard Marker in distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on February 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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