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Near Versailles in Woodford County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Calmes Tomb

 
 
Calmes Tomb Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Desaulniers, Jr., May 21, 2010
1. Calmes Tomb Marker
Inscription.  This stone mausoleum was built in family cemetery of “Caneland” plantation by Gen. Marquis Calmes, a friend of Lafayette during Amer. Revolution. Calmes (1755 – 1834), born in Va. of Huguenot ancestry, assisted in laying out Versailles and named it after French city. He and wife Priscilla Heale buried here. Tomb restored in July 1990.

Presented by Genealogical Society of Versailles

 
Erected 1992 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1921.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1990.
 
Location. 38° 2.962′ N, 84° 42.052′ W. Marker is near Versailles, Kentucky, in Woodford County. Marker is at the intersection of Lexington Road (U.S. 60) and Paynes Mill Road, on the right when traveling west on Lexington Road. Marker
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is located with two other markers describing Buck Pond and Hemp in Kentucky. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Versailles KY 40383, 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. Buck Pond (here, next to this marker); Hemp in Kentucky / Woodford County Hemp (here, next to this marker); Huntertown (approx. one mile away); Josephine Henry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Randall Lee Gibson / Jerome Bonaparte Robertson (approx. 1.6 miles away); Woodford County, 1789 / County Named (approx. 1.6 miles away); Woodford County's Civil War Generals (approx. 1.6 miles away); Watkins Tavern (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Versailles.
 
Calmes Tomb Marker (right) with Hemp in Kentucky Marker (left) and Buck Pond Marker (center) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Desaulniers, Jr., May 21, 2010
2. Calmes Tomb Marker (right) with Hemp in Kentucky Marker (left) and Buck Pond Marker (center)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. This page has been viewed 1,695 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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