Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Glasgow Municipal Cemetery
This cemetery was originally incorporated by the Odd Fellows Lodge during Glasgow's building boom following the Civil War. The older portion of the cemetery was laid out in the popular Victorian park-like style, with curving drives, family plots enclosed with stone curbing, a picturesque plantings of trees and shrubs. The 19th century mindset was that cemeteries should be places of beauty, suitable for carriage rides, strolls, and even picnicking. During this period the cemetery was known as the Odd Fellows Cemetery. In the early 20th century, the City of Glasgow assumed ownership and management of the enterprise and it has since been known as Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.
From the stone entrance gates visitors will note the limestone columns at the site of the Veteran's Memorial. The columns were originally part of the façade of the New Farmers National Bank on the East Public Square. The beautiful landscaped
At the rear of the cemetery property is historic Fort Williams, a restored Civil War fortification.
Location. 36° 59.812′ N, 85° 55.201′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is on Leslie Avenue south of Barrett Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Leslie Avenue, Glasgow KY 42141, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Williams (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Joseph H. Lewis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Defending Glasgow (approx. 0.3 miles away); Attack on Fort Williams (approx. 0.3 miles away); Billy Vaughn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barren County World War I Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Luska Joseph Twyman (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nettie B.C. Depp (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glasgow.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 2, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.