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

Old Danville Road Cemetery

The Old Danville Road Cemetery, located in Jessamine County, KY, 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; the property is still owned by family members.

For more see J. Barmmer, "From Beneath the Shadows," Lexington Herald-Leader, section B, 9/13/2004.

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NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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“Old Danville Road Cemetery,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed March 23, 2023,

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