Ritchey and I spent a delightful day Saturday visiting cemeteries in three counties – Montgomery, Bath and Powell. It was a warm day, but the breeze usually made it quite nice.
Our first stop was Machpelah Cemetery in Mount Sterling, Montgomery County. When we drove into town they were having a festival and looked like everyone was having a great time! The cemetery is on both sides of E. Locust Street, Hwy 713. When we arrived, an artist was painting and allowed me to take her photo.
Then I started taking photos. There were many old gravestones.
Capt. J. A. Crawford, born September 25, 1765, died April 9, 1851. Dorothy Crawford, born April 22, 1775, died September 21, 1846. Machpelah Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.
Some were large and elaborate.
Next we drove to Bath County. At Crown Hill Cemetery, in the small town of Sharpsburg, I found this stone with a family tree between the two names.
At Longview Cemetery, in the little town of Bethel, I was amazed at the shape of the very old section. Hopefully they will repair the old stones.
The rest of the cemetery is beautiful and very well taken care of. We lunched under one of the trees. It was on a slight hill and breeze was wonderful!
After lunch, we headed for Powell County. The first cemetery we visited there was Powell’s Valley Baptist Cemetery in Clay City. It was a rather small cemetery.
B. S., husband of Elizabeth Burgher, born December 7, 1814, February 7, 1900. Elizabeth, wife of B. S. Burgher, born August 8, 1828, died March 9, 1912. Powell’s Valley Baptist Cemetery, Clay City, Kentucky.
Clay City Eaton Cemetery is another small cemetery.
Dock F. Philleps, June 15, 1844 – November 14, 1916, served in Civil War, Co. H. 14, Kentucky Cavalry. Clay County Eaton Cemetery, Powell County, Kentucky.
Our last stop was Kennon Cemetery, in the rural part of Powell County.
Amanda Druzela Lyle, February 3, 1862 – May 19, 1941. ‘Sweetly sleeping.’ Kennon Cemetery, Powell County, Kentucky.
It was a wonderful day, spent doing what we love! More pictures and information will follow!