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

East Broadway Cemetery

 
 
East Broadway Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Profitt, February 8, 2021
1. East Broadway Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In 1833 town trustees bought about an acre for $45 for public burial ground. First cholera epidemic in U.S. reached here. Seventy-five victims were buried here in 1833. John Ward, town trustee and a leader in forming cemetery, and his wife were both plague victims. The cemetery used until 1854. Maintained as a memorial of that terrible tragedy.
 
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1399.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisasters. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 37° 59.466′ N, 84° 10.158′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Kentucky, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broadway Street and Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester KY 40391, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Downtown Commercial District (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pastime Theater Disaster
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(approx. half a mile away); Clark County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Gov. James Clark Judicial Center (approx. half a mile away); County Named 1793 (approx. half a mile away); "Morgan's Men" Here (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named "Morgan's Men" Here (approx. half a mile away); Clark County War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
East Broadway Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Profitt, February 8, 2021
2. East Broadway Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 674 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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