Roots & Resting Places
Throughout the Region, cities have resources that provide records, historic cemeteries and facilities to research your family roots.
Battle Grove Cemetery – Cynthiana
Cynthiana, site of the oldest Confederate memorial in Kentucky.
Kentucky Genealogical Research – Frankfort – history.ky.gov | 502.564.1792
Martin F. Schmidt Genealogical Library at the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives and Secretary of State’s Office.
Frankfort Cemetery – Frankfort – therestorationmovement.com/frankfortcem.html | 502.227.2403
Final resting place for many of the state’s earliest leaders, Daniel and Rebecca Boone, Paul Sawyier, and Presley Neville O’Bannon.
Georgetown Cemetery – Georgetown – 710 S Broadway St
The city's main burial ground since the 1850s is full of interesting Victorian monuments. Equine artist Edward Troye and several Kentucky governors are among the notables buried here. Enter from Hamilton Street or South Broadway.
Old Fort Harrod Pioneer Cemetery – Harrodsburg – harrodsburgky.com | 859.734.3314
Oldest cemetery west of the Allegheny Mountains contains graves of 500 pioneers.
Lexington Cemetery – Lexington – lexcem.org/index.cfm/general_info.html | 859.255.5522
Nationally recognized as one of America’s most beautiful arboretums. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Camp Nelson National Cemetery – Nicholasville – campnelson.org/history/cemetery.htm | 859.885.5727
Designated a National Cemetery in 1868. Contains the remains of 2,023 Civil War dead, including 600 African-Americans from several Kentucky battles and Camp Nelson. Of the Civil War dead, 1,245 are unknown. Interments are still conducted. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
John Fox, Jr., Genealogical Library – Paris
Contains many resources for genealogical and historical research, located in the Duncan Tavern complex.