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Tompkinsville in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tompkinsville National Cemetery

 
 
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By Chad Comer, July 9, 2012
1. Tompkinsville National Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1861, during Civil War, land was donated by J.B. Evans for burial of Union soldiers. By end of the war, it contained 115 troops who died in this region. Due to small size and remote location, most soldiers moved to Nashville Nat'l Cemetery, 1867. With five graves left, it became public & no longer a national Cemetery. Still known as "The Old Soldiers Cemetery".
 
Erected 2012 by The Friends of the Tompkinsville National Cemetery. (Marker Number #2378.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 42.196′ N, 85° 41.83′ W. Marker is in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker is on 2nd & Emberton Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker located on the corner of 2nd St. & Emberton Street at The Old Soldiers Cemetery in Tompkinsville, KY. Across from the old Monroe County High School. Marker is in this post office area: Tompkinsville KY 42167, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monroe County World War II Memorial ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Monroe County World War I Memorial ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Monroe County Korean & Vietnam War Memorial
Tompkinsville National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, July 9, 2012
2. Tompkinsville National Cemetery Marker
( approx. 0.3 miles away); Monroe County - Tompkinsville ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Courthouse Burned ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Morgan's First Raid ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Tompkinsville ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom Monument ( approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tompkinsville.
 
More about this marker. Dedicated on July 9, 2012, this Kentucky Historical Society Marker marker was funded by donations from The Friends of the Tompkinsville National Cemetery: Modern Woodmen OF America - Richard Turner; Monroe County Tourism Commission; American Legion of Tompkinsville - Post 122; Monroe County Historical & Genealogical Society; Tompkinsville - Monroe County Chamber of Commerce; Tommy Willett - Monroe County Judge Executive; 9TH US KY Volunteer Infantry - Co. B; The Old Soldiers Cemetery; Billy Joe Williams; Dr. C. Wyman Copass; Hazel Pitcock; Larry Pitcock; Betty Murphy; Fred Steen; Sheila Rush; Chad Comer; Glenda Holder & Marcia Bartley.
 
Additional keywords. Gen.
Tompkinsville National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, July 9, 2012
3. Tompkinsville National Cemetery Marker
John Hunt Morgan; Morgan's First Raid; Battle of Tompkinsville; July 9, 1862 - July 9, 2012; Monroe County; 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry; Major Thomas J. Jordan.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2012, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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