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

The Old Cemetery

 
 
The Old Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
1. The Old Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Only burial ground in Cynthiana from 1793 to 1868. Located on four acres deeded to the city by Robert Harrison, owner of land on which Cynthiana founded. Samuel January, first Mayor, and other prominent early citizens buried here. First school in city, Harrison Academy, situated on corner of this plot. Cynthiana named for Harrison's daughters Cynthia and Anna.
 
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1428.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
 
Location. 38° 23.667′ N, 84° 17.8′ W. Marker is in Cynthiana, Kentucky, in Harrison County. Marker is on North Main Street north of Pearl Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cynthiana KY 41031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Site of Banneker High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1793 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harrison County World War II/Korean War Memorial
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); 9/11 20th Anniversary Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial to the September 11, 2001 Attack on America (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Log Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harrison County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cynthiana.
 
The Old Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
2. The Old Cemetery Marker
The Old Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
3. The Old Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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