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Near Bighill in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Cemetery

Battle of Richmond Tour Station

 
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
1. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Until 1972 these graves were marked with only small rough field stones which are still in place along with the newer Veterans Administration markers. Research by Dr. John B. Floyd, Jr., revealed the names of the soldiers buried here. Since it is not possible to determine which soldier was buried in which grave a new marker was simply placed at each grave. As you leave this station, you will pass through an area which was involved in various incidents of fighting. Some of these actions are described on a state historical marker on the west side of US 421 at the base of Big Hill. The next station will be on US 421 at a state historical marker which stands approximately at the center of what was the main battlefield during the heaviest fighting on August 29 and 30, 1862. Proceed to the next tour station. Tour brochure available at Richmond Tourism & Visitor Center, 345 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, KY 40475 (800) 866-3705.
 
Erected by Kentucky's Civil War Heritage Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
 
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Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
2. Confederate Cemetery Marker
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37° 32.025′ N, 84° 12.759′ W. Marker is near Bighill, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from McKee Road (U.S. 421) 1.4 miles south of Big Hill Road (State Road 21). Cemetery is approximately 540 feet from the trail leading to the Jones Tavern, and can only be reached on foot. Limited parking is available at the end of the lane off of US 421. Intersection on US 421 is marked by a state historical marker. Please note that the trail to the cemetery is not improved and has several tree that have fallen across the trail; take appropriate precautions if visiting this site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berea KY 40403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Merritt Jones / Wayside Tavern / Jones Tavern / CSA Cemetery (approx. Ό mile away); Civil War Action (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Starns' Defeat (approx. 3.3 miles away); Church of Christ, Union (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Battle of Richmond Knocked at Berea's Door (approx. 5.2 miles away); Encampment at Bobtown / Engagment at Bobtown / Advance to Kingston (approx. 5.7 miles away); Kentucky's Earliest Artforms (approx. 7 miles away); Berea – A Birthplace of the Handicraft Revival (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bighill.
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
3. Confederate Cemetery Marker
directional markers on the trail to the Jones Tavern.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,660 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 3, 2022