Lexington Cemetery Company records, 1849-1985, 1860-1930 (bulk dates)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lexington Cemetery Company records, 1849-1985, 1860-1930 (bulk dates)
Creator
Lexington Cemetery Company.
Extent
3.2 cubic ft, 9 oversized volumes.
Subjects
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Breckinridge family.
Hunt family.
Morgan family.
Lexington Cemetery Company.
Cemeteries--Kentucky--Lexington.
Business records--Kentucky--Lexington.
Lexington (Ky.)--History.
Payrolls
Arrangement
Organization and arrangement.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Lexington Cemetery was established in Lexington, Ky. in 1849 on West Main Street. It underwent extensive construction and expansion in 1890-1891 when the chapel was built. One of the cemetery's most impressive monuments was erected in 1857 at Henry Clay's grave site. Among other notable families with members buried there are the Hunt-Morgans and the Breckinridges.
Scope and Content
Records from the Lexington Cemetery Company of Lexington, Ky. comprise this accession. They are most complete from the 1860s to the 1930s. Among the holdings are nine volumes of time books (1866-1902), financial records, including payrolls, bills, receipts and invoices. Section books contain lot diagrams. There are five index volumes of lot ownership from 1849 to ca. 1945.

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