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

Reid Slave Cemetery (Hawesville, KY)

Within the Reid Family Cemetery, the last rows (11-17) are designated as the Slave Cemetery. The location is described as being on "a high hill overlooking Highways 334 and Muddy Gut Road, on a farm owned by Stephen Emmick. Cemetery is in poor condition." I

t was noted that there were sandstone markers at most of the slave graves, but no names were recorded in the report published in Forgotten Pathways, Quarterly of the Genealogical Society of Hancock County, vol. IV, issue II (Fall 1987), p. 36; and Hawes Family Cemetery on the ExploreKYHistory website.

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NKAA Source: Forgotten pathways of Hancock County, Kentucky, 1829-1984 (periodical)

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“Reid Slave Cemetery (Hawesville, KY),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed April 2, 2023,

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