Cave Hill Cemetery

As we entered Louisville, Kentucky we put the Cave Hill Cemetery in our map app and found our way there. This was the only cemetery we visited on our Land That We Love Tour.

Cave Hill Cemetery is a 296-acre Victorian era National Cemetery and arboretum located at Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is the largest cemetery by area and number of burials in Louisville.

Cave Hill National Cemetery, located in Louisville, Kentucky, is comprised of six burial sections at the northwest corner of the privately owned Cave Hill Cemetery, a grand Victorian-era cemetery that provided a proper resting place for the dead within a beautiful park setting.  The national cemetery features rows of marble headstones following the curvilinear pathways of the grounds.  The cemetery is the home of the 32nd Indiana Monument, also known as the Bloedner Monument, the oldest Civil War memorial in the country.
We missed out on these parts of the cemetery altogether. I didn’t research the cemetery ahead of time and it was just a side wish to be able to go to the cemetery because of our time constraints on getting to our tour in Shelbyville on time.
E.L. Huffman was buried in 1869.
As you can see we had another great weather day on our travels.
Always sad to see missing parts on these old statues.
Old cemeteries always draw me in. We only got a taste of this one but it was worth the short stop.
Hope you have a peaceful weekend.
About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Cave Hill Cemetery

  1. How meaningful + beautiful! I love historic/ pioneer cemeteries as well + have enjoyed visiting just about a dozen of them. I love seeing these visible, powerful + artistic witnesses to faith.

  2. My goodness, Ellen, that is quite a cemetery! It seems more like a sculpture garden at an art museum! I will have to put this on the list for the next time we are in the area!

  3. My Mom was born in Louisville and moved to Spokane for a job when she was in her mid-20s. Met my dad and … so we all grew up in the Pacific Northwest!, …. I have ancestors buried in Cave Hill — it was a very special visit when Bill and I RVed in Louisville. (I found the family plot) It is a beautiful cemetery!

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