St. Rose Church is located in Washington County, Kentucky. Begun in 1806, and named for St. Rose of Lima, the church was finished two years later. It still thrives in its farming community.
My mother has experienced all the important days of her life in this church – her baptism, First Communion, Confirmation and marriage. I’ve been there many times, not only to photograph the gravestones, but also with my grandmother when a little girl.
Francis Austin Mudd, 29 Oct 1808 – 19 May 1876
Edward Thompson, 26 Nov 1800 – 10 Apr 1886
Nancy Clark, died April 13, 1900, Age 60 Years
Stephen Smith, 22 Dec 1802 – 16 Jul 1867
Some stones are in bad shape, as you can see in this photo – and some are almost covered, as seen in the next photo. Some stones are no longer in their place at the cemetery – I do not know why they have been removed. This is why I am so interested in photographing as many gravestones as I can.
William T. Yates