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

Wooldridge Monuments

 
 
Wooldridge Monuments Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
1. Wooldridge Monuments Marker (obverse)
Inscription.  (obverse)
Those enshrined here are Keziah Nichols, mother of Col. Henry Wooldridge; his brothers, W. F., Alfred, Josiah and John; his sisters, Narcissa, Minerva and Susan; small statues of great nieces, Maud and Minnie. His favorite hunting dogs, Tow-Head and Bob, a deer and fox along with Henry, himself, astride his favorite horse, Fop. See over.

(reverse)
This rare statuary, a memorial to loved ones, was conceived by Colonel Henry Wooldridge, whose central marble image was carved in Italy. Devoted to the memory of his family and his life. Animal lover, famous fox hunter and member of the Masonic order, only he is entombed here. Details at Chamber of Commerce
 
Erected 1985 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1288.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsCemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location.
Wooldridge Monuments Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
2. Wooldridge Monuments Marker (reverse)
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36° 44.966′ N, 88° 38.187′ W. Marker is in Mayfield, Kentucky, in Graves County. Marker is on East Cemetery Street 0.1 miles north of East Lockridge Street (U.S. 45), on the left when traveling east. Located in the southwest corner of Maplewood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 East Lockridge Street, Mayfield KY 42066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Two Successful Raids (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonel Herschel H. Green (approx. 0.6 miles away); Graves County Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Operation Desert Storm (approx. 0.6 miles away); County Named, 1823 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Secession Abandoned (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mayfield.
 
Wooldridge Monuments Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
3. Wooldridge Monuments Marker
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By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
4. Wooldridge Monuments Marker
Wooldridge Monuments & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
5. Wooldridge Monuments & Marker
His three brothers.
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By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
6. Wooldridge Monuments
"The Strange Procession That Does Not Moves". After a $100,000 restore.
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By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
7. Wooldridge Monuments
Sisters and great nieces.
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By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
8. Wooldridge Monuments
Colonel Henry Wooldridge astride Fop.
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By Ken Smith, April 18, 2010
9. Wooldridge Monuments
The damaged you see was done in 2009 after an icestorm caused a 300 years old red oak tree to fall.
Wooldridge Monuments image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 18, 2010
10. Wooldridge Monuments
The damaged you see was done in 2009 after an icestorm caused a 300 years old red oak tree to fall. The restore was $100,000.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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