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Louisville (KY) Cemetery

The Louisville Cemetery is a historic African American cemetery that was incorporated by seven prominent men in 1886: A. J. Bibb, W. P. Churchll, William Henry Gibson Sr., Felix Johnson, Bishop William H. Miles, Henry Clay Weeden, and Jesse Merriwether. The cemetery was originally 31 acres, and is located on Poplar Level Road in the Camp Zachery Taylor area of Louisville, KY. Buried in the cemetery are many well know African Americans such as Atwood Wilson, former president of Kentucky State University, and blues guitarist Sylvester Weaver. Kentucky Historical Marker #1992 stands at the entrance of the cemetery. For more see Louisville Cemetery at; and A History of Blacks in Kentucky by M. B. Lucas. This entry was suggested by UK Librarian Debbie Sharp.


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NKAA Entry: Gibson, William H., Sr.
NKAA Entry: Miles, William H.
NKAA Entry: Weeden, Henry Clay
NKAA Entry: Merriwether, Jesse [Mount Moriah Lodge No.1]
NKAA Source: A History of Blacks in Kentucky: from slavery to segregation, 1760-1891

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