Bourbon County Confederate Monument (NRIS 97000719)
0.5 mi. NE of jct. of US 460 and KY 1678,
Kentucky. County/parish: Bourbon.
1 contributing object.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
July 17, 1997.
Part of Civil War Monuments of Kentucky MPS
Also known as:
- Paris Cemetery
- The Paris Cemetery in Bourbon County, Kentucky was founded in 1847. When opened, many families re-interred their dead in the new cemetery. The cemetery includes the Bourbon County Confederate Monument and a gatehouse that are each listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Aside from the Confederate Monument, other war memorials in the cemetery honor those who fought in the Mexican–American War, World War II, Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The most notable person buried here is John Fox, Jr., whose novel The Trail of the Lonesome Pine was the first work of American literature to sell over a million copies. A walking tour has been designed for those wishing to tour the cemetery. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/97000719