Have you seen these historical markers throughout Kentucky? Did you know that you apply for a marker through the Kentucky Historical Society? We did that and were approved for a marker to be placed in front of Eastern Cemetery on Baxter Avenue! We are excited to be Kentucky Historical Highway Marker #2532! One side of the historical marker will tell a brief history of the cemetery and the other side will highlight some of the people buried within. We hope that the marker will encourage more awareness of Eastern Cemetery, which could lead to more participation from the community.
On Sunday, April 8, at Eastern Cemetery (641 Baxter Avenue) the Friends of Eastern Cemetery will host a Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony at 12pm EST. Dr. Andrew Patrick, Community Engagement Coordinator at the Kentucky Historical Society; S. Brandon Coan, Louisville Metro District 8 Councilman; and Andy Harpole, President of the Friends of EasternCemetery, will speak at the ceremony. The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by the Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter of the Kentucky Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. The Friends of Eastern Cemetery volunteers will offer tours of the cemetery following the ceremony.