From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Old Danville Road Cemetery

The Old Danville Road Cemetery is located in Jessamine County, KY. It was the first African-American cemetery restored in the Jessamine County Historical and Genealogical Society restoration project, which began in 1999. Interred in the small cemetery is the family of Edward Bridges, a Civil War soldier of Company L, 5th Colored Cavalry. Bridges died in 1921. The cemetery is located on farmland that he owned, and the property is still owned by family members. For more see J. Barmmer, "From Beneath the Shadows," Lexington Herald-Leader, section B, 09/13/04.

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NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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“Old Danville Road Cemetery,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 21, 2021,

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