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Clermont in Bullitt County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mystery Cemetery

 
 
Mystery Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
1. Mystery Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Decades-old graveyard discovered near here. Graves, with unmarked headstones, believed to be those of itinerant railroad workers struck down by cholera epidemic during the construction of the Bardstown-Springfield-Louisville Railroad around 1854, or burial ground for Civil War soldiers killed during one of the many skirmishes occurring in this area.
 
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1415.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 37° 55.098′ N, 85° 35.939′ W. Marker is in Clermont, Kentucky, in Bullitt County. Marker can be reached from Clermont Road (Kentucky Route 245) 0.1 miles west of Lotus Road (Kentucky Route 1604), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shepherdsville KY 40165, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the
Mystery Cemetery marker as seen from the roadway image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
2. Mystery Cemetery marker as seen from the roadway
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crow flies. Salt River Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 5.7 miles away); Stockade at Belmont (approx. 5.7 miles away); Action at Bardstown Junction (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cox's Station (approx. 7.3 miles away); Skirmish at Rolling Fork (approx. 7.7 miles away); Froman’s Road and Station / McGee’s Stone Castle (approx. 7.8 miles away); Fort DeWolf (approx. 7.9 miles away); Morgan - On To Ohio (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is not visible while driving. Marker sits on the wooded ridge line just off the roadway. Park on westbound shoulder of road and walk across to climb up through trees to access marker and cemetery.
 
Mystery Cemetery marker looking toward Clermont Rd. image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
3. Mystery Cemetery marker looking toward Clermont Rd.
Walkway to the Mystery Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
4. Walkway to the Mystery Cemetery
Mystery Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
5. Mystery Cemetery Marker
The Mystery Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
6. The Mystery Cemetery
Grave in Mystery Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
7. Grave in Mystery Cemetery
Unknown grave No. 2 image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
8. Unknown grave No. 2
Unknown grave No. 3 image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
9. Unknown grave No. 3
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Last updated on April 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 21, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   7, 8, 9. submitted on April 22, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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