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

Fernwood Cemetery

 
 
Fernwood Cemetery Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
1. Fernwood Cemetery Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  Established 1849, cemetery contains graves of some noted Kentuckians; among them are Lazarus Powell and John Y. Brown. Powell, Henderson's first governor (1851-55), began state's first geological survey to develop mineral and agricultural resources. Brown elected to U. S. House of Rep. while underage; later served 2 more terms. Supported new constitution and became gov. 1891.

Buried here is Archibald Dixon, who served in Ky. House of Rep. and Senate. Lt. gov. 1844-48 under Wm. Owsley; appointed U. S. senator in 1852 to complete term of the late Henry Clay. Teacher Mary Towles Sasseen, who led her class in first observance of Mother's Day, May 1887, and promoted its recognition nationwide, also buried here.
Presented by Henderson Jr. Historical Society

 
Erected 1993 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1926.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included
Fernwood Cemetery Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
2. Fernwood Cemetery Marker (Side B)
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in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 37° 49.542′ N, 87° 35.448′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Madison Street and Fagan Street. Marker is inside cemetery's main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 920 Madison Street, Henderson KY 42420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nurse Mary W. Arvin (a few steps from this marker); Delano-Alves House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stewart House (approx. half a mile away); Home of Lucy Furman (approx. 0.7 miles away); Powell-Martin House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mothers Day (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); The African Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Also see . . .  Fernwood Cemetery (Find A Grave). (Submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Fernwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
3. Fernwood Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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